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The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Sport  |  27 May 2005 (USA)
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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

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Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team. Written by mystic80

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It was hard to put a team together... until they found out who they were playing. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, violence, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$58,613,245 (USA) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

£4,382,307 (UK) (7 October 2005)
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Adam Sandler's character (Paul Crewe) was supposed to have played college football for Florida State Univesity and Pro football for Pittsburgh. Burt Reynolds, who starred in both films, was an All-American running back at Florida State and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. See more »

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When Crewe first gets to prison he is kicked off the bus and he lands on his back. The back of his hair and shirt are extremely dirty. When he meets with Warden Hazen a short time later, the back of his shirt and hair are clean. See more »

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[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Higher Ground
by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Excellent Remake, In My Opinion... And Bob Sapp Still Rules!
5 June 2005 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

The remake here was surprisingly good and pretty true to the original movie but will be most enjoyed by Adam Sandler fans or fans of the original. Except for a few exceptions to keep it up to date and a few to screw with those that saw the original, the stories are pretty much identical. The main character were all the same as well, but the supporting cast, especially the guards and cons, were changed up a bit.

Former NFL quarterback Paul Crewe (Sandler, replacing the original Burt Reynolds) is arrested and faces a 3 year sentence for GTA, DUI and I am sure some other stuff which is unimportant. After his sentencing, Warden Hazen (James Cromwell) pulls a few strings to get Crewe placed in his prison so he can coach his semi-pro team. Upon the urging of Captain Knauer (William Fichtner), Crewe declines, which sets the wheels in motion for an eventual game between Crewe and the convicts against Knauer and the guards.

The supporting football players were the real highlights of the movie, most notably Bob Sapp and Kevin Nash (I hate to say it but Nash did a good job. If only he was this good a wrestler), with honorable mentions to Nelly, Michael Irvin, Bill Goldberg, Steve Austin, Bill Romanowski & Brian Bosworth. Also, who could forget Chris Rock as Caretaker? This could not have been cast better.

Overall, A good comedy worth seeing. Especially if you are a Sandler fan.


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