The Longest YardQuestion: what's worst than remaking The Pink Panther with Steve Martin? Remaking The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler. The original is a classic, gritty, funny piece of filmmaking from the 70s; one of the highlights of Burt Reynold's career. I don't really care if this remake has people like James Cromwell and Chris Rock, this trailer shows that for every laugh there are two groans, and this overwhelming feeling that this is just going to be another crass, overdone modern comedy in the Saturday Night Live mold. Yeah, it's great that Reynolds is in this version too, and that the basic plot (convict football team goes up against a team made up of guards) looks to be pretty much intact. But also be aware that Rob Schneider is in it, and Tracy Morgan wears a dress. 
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