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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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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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27 May 2005 (USA)  »

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$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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The original 1974 film was solely released by Paramount. Columbia's involvement in the remake came because Adam Sandler was to be the film's star. Columbia has released most of Sandler's films since 2000. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.8 (2005) See more »

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Thunderstruck
by Angus Young & Malcolm Young
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Good kicks, near touchdown
6 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm going to start off by admitting that I had no interest in this movie whatsoever. I only saw it because I was dragged. Was it as bad as I thought? Not at all. It was way better than I expected it to be. We all know those mindless comedies that barely have a plot, cheap dialogue and jokes, and are just filled with stupidities galore. I thought this was one of them. I was wrong. This remake had a pretty good storyline and a few laughable jokes and moments. I usually don't laugh out loud at movies, but I did find myself doing so three or four times here. So that takes care of the Funniness Factor. The story is easy to get involved in--you want to see the prisoners kick the guards' butts in football. It is a well played story and fun to watch. Sandler is not one of my favorite actors, but I have to give him his props because I am starting to see that he usually stars in movies that are at least remotely funny and that have a pretty decent plot. But the main thing is that his characters usually act the same. I would get into the slight lack of character development, but I'm sure you don't care to read about that. You only wish to know if this movie is funny or not and if it's worth watching! Well, yes the movie has its moments and it's good to watch, especially if you like football or are a Sandler fan. This has its good kicks and it is near a touchdown in the comedy category. So if you want to have a good time and relax to some entertainment, you can watch this one =)

6.6/10 Stars


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