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The Longest Yard (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.2
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
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
Steve Austin (WWE)
James Cromwell
William Fichtner
Plot
Adam Sandler is no Burt Reynolds, but his remake of The Longest Yard is amusing enough to stand on its own. Inheriting the role played by Reynolds played in the 1974 original, Sandler plays Paul Crewe, a scandalized former football star who violates his parole and winds up back in the slammer, where an ambitious, corrupt warden (James Cromwell) manipulates him into forming a convict football squad to compete with a team of bullying prison guards. But where the original (directed with characteristic ruggedness by Robert Aldrich) was a semi-comic study of inmate resistance against powerful oppressors, Sandler's version is a formulaic comedy about winning against the bad guys. That makes it a softer, less meaningful film, and Sandler (reuniting here with Peter Segal after Anger Management and 50 First Dates) lacks the depth to convey anything more than amiable redemption, resulting in a movie that's easily enjoyed and easily forgotten. A co-starring role for Chris Rock could have been electrifying; instead it's just OK, as is Reynolds as the prison team's old-pro coach. That leaves us with a few good laughs on the football field and from Cloris Leachman as the warden's elderly, oversexed secretary, good work from rapper Nelly in a supporting role, and the lovely sight of Courteney Cox (as Crewe's nagging girlfriend) in a dazzling low-cut dress. In unnecessary remakes like this, fringe benefits count for a lot. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Drama; Sport
Director Peter Segal
Producer Jack Giarraputo
Writer Albert S. Ruddy; Tracy Keenan Wynn; Sheldon Turner
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 113 mins
Movie Release Date 5/27/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 575
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/30/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363434948
Release Date 9/20/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
First Down And Twenty-Five To Life
The Care & Feeding Of Pro Athletes
Lights, Camera, Touchdown!
Extra Points with Commentary by Director Peter Segal
Music Video: "Errtime" by Nelly
Here Comes The Boom
Fumbles And Stumbles
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