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The Longest Yard 2005

4.1 out of 5 stars (80) IMDb 6.4/10

Comedy about a pro quarterback Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach Nate Scarboro, who are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Chris Rock
Runtime:
1 hour, 48 minutes

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Genres Action & Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Director Peter Segal
Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock
Supporting actors Burt Reynolds, Nelly, Michael Irvin, Walter Williamson, Bill Goldberg, Terry Crews, Bob Sapp, Nicholas Turturro, Dalip Singh, Lobo Sebastian, Joey Diaz, Steve Reevis, David Patrick Kelly, Tracy Morgan, Edward Bunker, William Fichtner, Bill Romanowski, Kevin Nash
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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He's got the shakes that'll make you quake, he's got the fries that'll cross your eyes, he's got the burgers that'll make . . . . he's just got burgers. And thats the truth, with some cheese on it! aint no meatloaf between these buns!
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A remake of Robert Aldrich's 1974 film The Mean Machine, which starred Burt Reynolds, this version sees Peter Segal direct and Adam Sandler headlining. Also starring are Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, James Cromwell and William Fitchner.

One time gridiron superstar Paul Crewe, now disgraced, gets himself sent to a prison run by a gridiron fanatical warden. Coerced into being part of a match between the guards and the cons, Crewe has his work cut out to make a team out of misfits, runts and near idiots!

Adam Sandler has always proved divisive, and this film has proved to be no exception. Massively popular at the box office (over $100 million profit), it's a film that anyone with an aversion to Sandler should stay away from. I mean if by 2005 you haven't realised he's not for you then why would you watch this?

Coming from someone who absolutely adores the original film, I had no hesitation in watching this, I like Sandler and I don't mind remakes as I'm always intrigued to see how they pan out. This is full of prison stereotypes, close to the knuckle humour and meaty violence, but is it funny? From my perspective yes it is, very much so, with some of the dialogue sparkling and delivered with comedic grace by a fine cast. But that's me, others, as we know, don't feel the same.

The action is well put together by Segal, the convicts training sequences are great fun, while the main game that crowns the pic is exciting, dramatic and yes, great fun. The support slots contain more beef than an Aberdeen Angus stew, with the likes of Michael Irvin, Terry Crews, Steve Austin and Brian Bosworth fronting up, while David Patrick Kelly playing a weasel is never a bad thing. A lot of people loved it in 2005, I'm now one of their number. 7/10
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Not as good as the original starring Burt Reynolds but its nice to see him again play a supporting role. The story line is the same as the original with the show piece match between prisoners and guards the finale. If you look closely there is some familiar faces if you are a WWE fan.
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Paul Crewe was a 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 the Warden, 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 guards. With the help of convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for 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....

Here is another movie that proves that Sandler is capable of making a very good movie, that not only makes you laugh, but it's exciting to boot too.

it's a remake of a movie I haven't seen (which in turn was remade in 2001 as mean Machine with Vinnie Jones, which was awful), but everything you would expect from an underdog movie is all here and present.

Everybody ridicules him at first,

One guy from a gang joins, and all the others join in turn,

The warden feels threatened so he threatens Crewe in return,

It all turns out good in the end, but nearly goes the wardens way, before Crewe has an epiphany.

Troupes like this are rife throughout all these sorts of movies, but they work, even though we know what will happen long before it's hit the fifteen minute mark.

The cast are great, and Sandler yet again has provided us with some random characters that are utterly hilarious.

Its a fun movie, nothing serious, but entertaining.
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It is a great movie for Adam. I spent a lot of time looking for this movie , finally found in zmazon.uk. For the story ,it is the second football theme movie in his career, the former one is waterboy,which is very much alike Forrest Gump. Adam always can make us laugh and laugh again, but you can find something different from his other movies,that is spirit!
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The Longest Yard was released in 2005 and I understand is a remake of a 1974 film that also starred Burt Reynolds.

The plot of this one focuses on Paul Crewe, an ex American Football player, who is sentenced to 3 years in a Texas prison for drink driving. Fortunately for him, the warden of the prison loves football and wants Crewe to help his team of guards prepare for the prison league. To prepare for this, he initiates a football game: Crewe will gather a team of cons to play the guards. What follows is a film that, in my book, is absolutely hilarious and never, ever fails to bring a smile to my face.

What you really want here is the characters - the film is jam-packed with an hilarious cast of characters you won't soon forget. Also, for me, another selling point to this film is the inclusion of former and (at the time, anyhow) current Pro Wrestlers. Among the cast, you have Bill Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Great Khali. All of these men actually 'can' act and so do not 'upset' the film in any way.

So, to conclude, if you want to laugh, and laugh out loud, then The Longest Yard is definitely for you! However, in saying that, it's not all laughs. There's a small bit of tragedy along the way and, by the end of the film, one should feel a tear or two coming on. I know I did!

Buy this film - guaranteed laughs here and most definitely money well spent!

Thanks for reading.
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