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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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Al Ruddy (story) (as Albert S. Ruddy), Tracy Keenan Wynn | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Longest Yard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,606,480, 29 May 2005

Gross USA:

$158,119,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,320,568
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Sandler was only seven-years-old when The Longest Yard (1974) was released. See more »

Goofs

Numerous penalties in regulation rules football (i.e. covers almost all areas of football) are committed without being called as such, even after the officials agree to call the game fair. Some examples: -Early in the game, Turley and Crewe help push Megget for a first down. Helping the runner in such a way is a ten yard penalty. -Several players remove their helmets while on the field of play after a down. Unless a timeout has been called or the game stopped for any reason (which it wasn't), this is a fifteen yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. -Several violent actions used are fifteen yard personal foul penalties (and probably ejection from the game if done in such a fashion), including punching, drop kicking an opponent, and clotheslining. However, most of these are done for comic effect. -Paul Crewe gives a downed official a "wet willy". Technically, this will get his team a fifteen yard penalty and result in Crewe's ejection from the game. 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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Boom Boom
by John Lee Hooker
Performed by Big Head Todd and The Monsters featuring John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
John Lee Hooker performs courtesy of Virgin Records under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Falls Short and Falls Flat
28 August 2005 | by rcj5365See all my reviews

This was a mess from the get-go. Do yourself a favor,and when you do compare the two. First off,go by the nearest video store and rent the original version of Robert Aldrich's 1974 version of "The Longest Yard" and you'll know what the definition of "dumbing down" really means. What the producers did here was take the concepts of the original movie and they not only killed it,they butchered it. Totally. Just recently,Paramount Pictures has been doing this to a LOT of there classic movies and turning them into remakes that are totally bogus to why were they got to be remade in the first place. A prime example of this chaos was Micheal Caine's 1966 version of "Alfie",where as in the new version,the remake was played by Jude Law and the results were a disaster waiting to happen. This isn't the first time Paramount has done this to there classic movies,but instead of going by the original format,the producers did here was rehash the original storyline but updated it to present a new and bogus effect. You see a lot of this in soon-to-be-released upcoming movies between now and Christmas.

And now to "The Longest Yard",the 2005 version. This is a version or to say an update on the classic film that starred Burt Reynolds,whom from this film cemented his status as one of the biggest superstars of the 1970's. In the new version,Burt Reynolds is totally wasted as if he were going to asked the question...What in the hell and I am doing here in the first place? Also,in the starring role is Adam Sandler,who is totally miscast and miswasted(the village idiot)as Paul Crewe,and who knew that Sandler can played football is anybody guess. The rest of the cast consist of former NFL players,Wrestlers from the WWE and WWF,Sportscast announcers,and Hip-Hop superstar moguls who THINK they can act. And again,who told Chris Rock that he can act? Lets face it, Chris Rock can't act,period. He is the sidekick,the jester and above all else the guy who always gets his somewhere down the line. The only saving grace here is the villain roles especially by James Cromwell and William Fichtner respectively.

The analysis? When the original "The Longest Yard" came out in 1974,this was a serious movie with some very hilarious moments,and not to mention some serious acting from Burt Reynolds,Eddie Albert and Ed Lauter,who were in the prime of there careers,especially Reynolds who became a megastar overnight because of this movie. In the 2005 version,you get a movie that is between or veer between silliness and stupidity,and excessive and lurid violence. This was suppose to be thrown in for good measure but in all aspects that is a joke between the contests of supermacy between the Inmates and the Guards and win one for the gipper is way beyond the point of this movie. And with nothing but comments and humor about fat guy jokes,gay bashing jokes(check out the scene with SNL regular Tracy Morgan),redneck jokes,jokes about black people and the ghetto,and other lame lines along with some intense racist comments many of them are repeated twice. And from there its not funny. Moments were the hip-hop soundtrack and occasional burst of the music from the 1960's and 1970's are for the older crowd. In all it just falls flat. The worst of 2005.


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