Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
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
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 »
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 »
I love that dress.
Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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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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