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The Longest Yard (2005)

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Peter Segal

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Plot Summary

One of the toughest and best-remembered sports movies of the 1970s gets a humorous makeover in this comedy. Paul "Wrecking" Crewe (Adam Sandler) was once a famous professional football player, but after several years out of the limelight and an alcohol problem have taken their toll, Crewe is arrested for a serious traffic accident aggravated by the fact he was drunk. Crewe is sentenced to Allenville Penitentiary, where Warden Hazen (James Cromwell) is something of a football fan. Hazen had organized his guards into an impressive football team, and clears a healthy profit by taking bets on their games. Looking to make the competition more interesting, Hazen suggests that Crewe put together a team from the inmate population to play his guards. With the help of fellow prisoner Caretaker (Chris Rock), Crewe recruits the heaviest hitters from the cell block for the team, but the guys don't play like a unit until Crewe and Caretaker get some help from Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds), a former college and NFL coach doing hard time. Adapted from Robert Aldrich's 1974 box-office smash of the same name, The Longest Yard also features rap star Nelly and Nicholas Turturro; the film has previously been loosely remade in 2001 as Mean Machine, with the action moved to England and the game changed to soccer.

Credits

  • Director
    • Peter Segal
  • Screenwriter
    • Sheldon Turner

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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31%
  • Reviews Counted: 164
  • Fresh: 51
  • Rotten: 113
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: No uplifting populism here. – Ed Halter, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Whether it's the sight of Reynolds squeezed painfully into a football uniform or the endless footballs-to-the-crotch and tired gay jokes, The Longest Yard has the feeling of mutton dressed as lamb. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It's not as good as the 1974 original, or even as good as the 2001 British soccer remake of Yard, Mean Machine. But there are bright spots. – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, May 13, 2009

Rotten: A Division III imitation of the original. – Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

HALARIOUS!

This movie was great!!! It was one of adam sandlers better movies and was halarious! I reccomend anyone to buy it. And its great to wach on a road trip.

OMG!!!

I freakin love this movie. It has my man NELLY in it. This is such a great movie. It is funny, sad, and exciting. Oh thank you itunes. I'm LOVIN' this right here!!!

HE BROKED MY NOSE!!!!!

This is so funny. It is so funny when he says that guy broke his nose. Worth the 10.00!!!!!

The Longest Yard (2005)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2005

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