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A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.

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Danny Meehan
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Doc
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Governor
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Burton
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Massive
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Trojan
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Ratchett
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Charlie Sykes
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Tracey
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Billy the Limpet
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Bob Likely
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Monk
Martin Wimbush ...
Z
David Reid ...
Barman
David Cropman ...
Second Barman
Tim Perrin ...
Policeman
Paul Mari ...
Policeman
Nicholas Moss ...
Hayter (as Nick Moss)
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Nitro
Andrew Grainger ...
Ketch
Jake Abraham ...
Bob Carter
Jeff Innocent ...
Bald friend
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Walker
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Chiv
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Raj
Elwin 'Chopper' David ...
Jerome McFife
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Mouse
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Cigs
J.J. Connolly ...
Barry the Bookie
Stephen Bent ...
Referee
Perry Digweed ...
Marsden
Charlie Hartfield ...
Prisoner footballer
Nevin Saroya ...
Prisoners Footballer
Wally Downes ...
Prisoner's Physiotherapist
Marc Alexander ...
Guards' Footballer
Peter Downes ...
Guards' Footballer
Paul Fishenden ...
Guards' Footballer
Brian Gayle ...
Guards' Footballer
Danny Hibert ...
Guards' Footballer
Mark Lovell ...
Guards' Footballer
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Nick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Chamberlain ...
Prison Inmate
Tom Fisher ...
Inmate commentator
Darren Luckin ...
Matt
Andy Skinner ...
Prisoner - Footballer (uncredited)
Kriss Sprules ...
Inmate (uncredited)
Ben Wee ...
Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Barry Skolnick

Written by

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Tracy Keenan Wynn ... (earlier screenplay "The Longest Yard")
 
Charlie Fletcher ... (screenplay) and
Chris Baker ... (screenplay) &
Andrew Day ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Adam Bohling ... line producer
Georgia Masters ... co-producer
Cynthia Pett-Dante ... executive producer
Guy Ritchie ... executive producer
Albert S. Ruddy ... executive producer
Matthew Vaughn ... producer

Music by

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Marilyn Manson
John Murphy

Cinematography by

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Alex Barber ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Eddie Hamilton
Dayn Williams

Editorial Department

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Alex Creacy ... assistant editor
Simone Grattarola ... colorist
Simon Leppington ... digital intermediate supervisor
Ross Porter-Ward ... assistant editor
Mike Stainer ... color grader
Gary Szabo ... colorist
Jason Wheeler ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Gary Davy

Production Design by

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Russell De Rozario

Art Direction by

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Tom Wales

Set Decoration by

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Jenny Lawrence-Smith

Costume Design by

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Stephanie Collie

Makeup Department

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Lucy Lebow ... makeup artist
Julie Nightingale ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Dulcie Spencer ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Fleur Fontaine ... post-production supervisor
Daniel Toland ... production manager (as Dan Toland)
Maria Walker ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Toby Hosking ... second assistant director
Alessandra Mele ... assistant director
David Reid ... first assistant director
Lee Tailor ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Matthew Camacho ... scenic painter
John Daynes ... scenic painter
Billy Edwards ... on-set props
Anthony Gilsenan ... head scenic painter
Lee Gordon ... property master
Russell Hanson ... dressing props
Joe Howard ... art department assistant
Graham Humphreys ... storyboard artist (as Graham Humphries)
Stefan Kopec ... on-set rigger
Matt Langley ... on-set carpenter
Ashlie Love ... production buyer
Eddie Murphy ... carpenter
Dave Paley ... construction manager
Ian Paley ... stagehand
Sandra Phillips ... assistant art director
Alan Tagg ... scenic painter
Mark White ... props (live action)
Dave Wilson ... supervising carpenter
Larry Wilson ... carpenter
Paul Wolstencroft ... stagehand
Terry Woods ... on-set props
Ruth Wynne ... dressing props

Sound Department

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Jovan Ajder ... sound editor
Ricky Butt ... foley artist (as Ricki Butt)
Craig Butters ... sound effects editor
Felicity Cottrell ... foley artist (as Felicity Cotterell)
Peter Crooks ... sound editor
Rony Esher ... sound recordist
Arthur Fenn ... boom operator (as Arthur Turner)
Richard Fettes ... foley editor
Jamie Gambell ... sound assistant
Peter Gates ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer
Diane Greaves ... foley artist
Simon Hayes ... sound mixer
Craig Irving ... re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Richard Welsh ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Adrian White ... sound recordist
Gareth John ... second boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bob Hollow ... special effects supervisor
Jim Davey ... colour correction scanning and recording: Cineimage (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Fabienne Arbogast ... auto conforming
Steve Boag ... visual effects supervisor
Martin Bullard ... optical supervisor
Ian Differ ... visual effects
Charles Green ... color grader
Carl Grinter ... digital post producer
Matthew Symonds ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Jeff Hewitt-Davis ... stunt coordinator
Ray Nicholas ... stunts
Paul Kennington ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andy Bell ... generator operator
Balazs Bolygo ... additional photographer
Mick Diannotti ... generator operator
Tony Fabian ... grip
Stuart Graham ... camera operator: additional camera
Sam Hodgson ... assistant camera
Stuart Howell ... additional photographer / camera operator: "b" camera
Dean Kennedy ... assistant chief lighting technician
Onx Narang ... electrician (as Onkar Narang)
Kevin Robertson ... chief lighting technician
Daniel Smith ... still photographer
James Smith ... a camera loader
Mark Stibbs ... electrician
Peter Wignall ... camera operator
Terry Williams ... camera grip
Will Willis ... focus puller

Casting Department

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Gary Davy ... casting
Sam Stevenson ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Georgina Gunner ... wardrobe mistress
Kate MacNiece ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Tom Harrell ... assistant location manager (as Tom Harrel)
Eddie Standish ... location manager

Music Department

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Jason Alexander ... music supervisor
Kenny Clark ... music editor
Simon Denny ... score engineer / score producer
Rochelle Holguin ... music coordinator
James Hyman ... music supervisor
Kieran Kiely ... musician
Ian Neil ... music consultant
Jeff Cardoni ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jo Cameron Brown ... dialect coach: adr
Heather Clarke ... production coordinator
Wally Downes ... soccer coordinator
Jean-Claude Fauchez ... first production auditor
Kevin Freemantle ... production auditor
Sasha Gibson ... unit publicist
Mary Haddow ... script supervisor
James Hyman ... consultant
Caroline Lovelace ... assistant: Mr. Vaughn
Paul Mason ... production assistant
Nick Moss ... production assistant
Tarquin Pack ... production assistant
Alex Panagakis ... publicist
Carlos Peres ... production assistant
Manuel Puro ... development executive
Ben Russell ... production assistant
Marcus Trevor ... production assistant (as Marc Trevor)
Phil Wiseman ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. Whilst in jail, he doesn't recieve any favours because of his celebrity status in the outside world. He is out numbered and many prisoners constantly barrage him with insults for letting down his country in a crucial World Cup game. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are lead by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them. Game on...... Written by James Phillips

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Taglines Not Your Usual Suspects See more »
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Also Known As
  • Carton rouge (France)
  • Mean Machine: Jugar duro (Spain)
  • Nuožmi mašina (Lithuania)
  • Vromiko indalma (Greece)
  • A Máquina (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP1,573,594, 30 Dec 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,310,206

Did You Know?

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Trivia Two top billed actors were professional athletes before starting their acting careers. Vinnie Jones was an accomplished British footballer, playing on various teams. He earned a reputation as a, "Hard man", for his aggressive playing style. Jason Statham was a British National Team diver, finishing 12th in the 1992 world championship. See more »
Goofs When 'Nitro' is bundled into the back of a prison van, he knocks a guard's hat off. As the prison van doors are slammed shut, the guard's hat is still firmly on his head. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in It's Your New Year's Eve Party (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Love Missile F1-11 See more »
Quotes [Watching the monk practice karate]
Doc: Apparently he killed 23 men with his bare hands.
Danny Meehan: Maybe I should take up karate.
Doc: That was before he took up karate.
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