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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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Peter Segal
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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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It's time to even the score 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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During the final play of the first half, as the Mean Machine keeps doing laterals, Chris Berman at one point cries out, "Shades of Cal-Stanford!" Berman is referring to the play between California and Stanford in 1982, when California did several laterals on the last play of the game to win over Stanford. See more »

Goofs

Warden Hazen tells Crewe at halftime that he wants a two touchdown lead, after which Crewe asks that once that happens, for the guards to "coast". When the warden meets with Captain Knaur before the end of halftime, he tells the captain that once the guards have a three touchdown lead, to hurt the convicts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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Soundtracks

Boom
by Nelly and G.A.
Performed by Nelly
Produced by G.A.
Nelly performs courtesy of Derrty Ent./Universal Records
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Take it for a stand alone movie..
3 June 2005 | by kennethcoker1982-1See all my reviews

Don't compare today's comedy version of "The Longest Yard" to the old with Burt Reynolds. Today's is good and effective for what it is, a comedy film with a bit of action interlaced. So many classic Hollywood films were so good, that any attempt at a remake is just going to fall flat on its face. The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler is more of today's take on the story if you asked me. It has humor, and is Sandler at his best with Chris Rock playing his role well too. Critics and classic moviegoers beware. Unless you are open-minded, you will never find the hidden treasures of the movie world. It's a football comedy, plain and simple.


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