The Longest Yard

May 27th, 2005


The Longest Yard

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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.2/10 (57,841 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director: Peter Segal

Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock

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.

Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn

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

Taglines: It was hard to put a team together... until they found out who they were playing.


Official Website: Gaumont Columbia Tristar [France] | Paramount [United States] |

Release Date: 27 May 2005

Filming Locations: Long Beach, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $58,613,245 (USA) (29 May 2005) (3 Screens)

Gross: $190,320,568 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Filming of the football game occured during El Camino College's fall semester. As a result, the stadium set stayed up during El Camino's home football games. Some of the extras in the crowd during the stadium scene are El Camino College students.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Lena calls Walt (Patrick Bristow) "Patrick". It shows up as such on the DVD subtitles.

[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.

User Review

Take it for a stand alone movie..

Rating: 7/10

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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