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The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Sport | 27 May 2005 (USA)
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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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27 May 2005 (USA)  »

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Spiel ohne Regeln  »

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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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This film is the second highest grossing sports comedy of all time, with another Adam Sandler vehicle, The Waterboy (1998) taking the top spot. See more »

Goofs

Caretaker receives a package with a birthday cake inside from which he scoops out a pair of cleats, destroying one whole side. In the following scene, Switowski is eating the cake, which only has the center dug out. 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 Shrek (2001) See more »

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Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
by Allan Clarke, Roger Greenaway & Roger Cook
Arranged and Conducted by John Scott (as Johnny Scott)
Produced by Ron Richman and The Hollies
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of 'EMI Records [gb]'
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 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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