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The Longest Yard (2005)

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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Paul Crewe
Chris Rock ... Caretaker
Burt Reynolds ... Coach Nate Scarborough
Nelly ... Megget
Michael Irvin ... Deacon Moss
Walter Williamson ... Errol Dandridge
Bill Goldberg ... Battle
Terry Crews ... Cheeseburger Eddy
Bob Sapp ... Switowski
Nicholas Turturro ... Brucie
Dalip Singh ... Turley
Lobo Sebastian ... Torres
Joey Diaz ... Big Tony (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Steve Reevis ... Baby Face Bob
David Patrick Kelly ... Unger
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Storyline

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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If you can't get out, get even See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiel ohne Regeln See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,613,245, 27 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$158,119,460, 6 October 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,320,568
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Trivia

Brian Mann, quarterback of the Arena Football League team the Los Angeles Avengers, was Adam Sandler's stunt-double. See more »

Goofs

On Megget's first run during practice, his chin strap is unbuckled, but after the run he unbuckles it to take off his helmet. 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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Alternate Versions

On cruise ship and airline versions, the profanity has not only been redubbed, but quite a bit of alternate footage has been inserted to tone the language down. For instance, Caretaker's line "Tell Ronnie you got knocked the fuck out" has been changed to "Well, tell Ronnie he should have warned you about that truck". Also, when Caretaker is telling the prison "women" that "it's football, not balls-ball", it has been replaced with "it's football, not *that* kind of ball". And when Ms. Tucker tells Brucie that his "breath smells like eight cans of shark shit", this has been replaced with "your breath smells so bad, I don't know whether to get you a toothbrush or some toilet paper". Cuts have been made to the video sequences between Crewe and the Warden's assistant, and to the one with Brucie and Ms. Tucker. In the final football game, the repeated statement "I think he just shit himself" has been changed to "I think he broke his freakin' neck". See more »

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Referenced in The Girls Next Door: House Bunnies (2008) See more »

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My Ballz
by Mr. Porter as Denaun Porter, Swift as Ondre Moore, Proof (as Deshawn Holton), Kuniva as Von Carlisle, Bizarre as Rufus Johnson, Eminem, Luis Resto & Henry Mancini
Performed by D12 featuring Eminem
Produced by Eminem
Additional production by Luis Resto
Contains elements from "Peter Gunn Theme"
by Henry Mancini
D12 performs courtesy of Shady Records/Interscope
Eminem performs courtesy of Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope
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Better than "The Waterboy"
15 April 2005 | by tompeterson5See all my reviews

I got to see the same sneak preview movie at the theatre last week.

With all the TV advertising and trailers at the movies I thought the film was coming out soon, but I just checked and they said it won't hit the Cineplex until May 27th!

Prediction? It will the box office winner on Memorial Day weekend. Perfect time to come out with a football picture because all the NFL fans are fed up with Arena football and thirsty for any real football.

Well, what can I say about the movie? Loved it! Very entertaining. You could get into the characters, no matter how despicable they were and you were rooting for them. Of course the story is an old one. They filmed it in 1974 with Burt Reynolds and it is about prisoners playing a football game against the guards. It's a comedy, but boy it is Violent with a capital V.

It is a real macho man movie and everyone is going to love it. Adam Sandler gets beat up or beat down a lot in the movie, they give the best lines and jokes to Chris Rock and there will be a few other Saturday Night Live people you will recognize in it. There are a lot of scenes of cheap shots and unsportsmanlike conduct. Very physical, very brutal. Some scenes will make you cringe. You will feel their pain. Not blood and guts with stabbings or shootings, but extreme football hurts and hits.

Yes it's a comedy and yes it's funny, but also ultra violent, did I mention that already? Now I know why I gave up on football in high school and focused more on Cross Country and Track & Field...because I realized I would live longer if I competed in a sport where no one is trying to injury me or knock you out of competition.

A great film? No, but people will feel they got their money's worth and yes, it will be popular on DVD with outtakes and behind the scenes footage. I can't see it getting a PG-13 rating, not with all the language and use of the "N" word by the cookie cutter, steroid popping sadistic guards.


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