The Longest Yard

Release Date: May 27th, 2005

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Disgraced pro football quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) lands in jail, where manipulative Warden Hazen (James Cromwell) recruits him to advise the institution's team. This turns into a lead role quarterbacking a crew of inmates in a game against a team of prison guards. Aided by incarcerated ex-NFL coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds), Crewe and his team must overcome not only the bloodthirstiness of the opposition, but also the corrupt officials trying to fix the game against them.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Nelly , James Cromwell, William Fichtner, Michael Irvin, David Patrick Kelly

Director: Peter Segal

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, MTV Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Cheeky , Friendship , Underdog , Transformation , Amusing , Revenge , 2000s , Rousing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    What makes the new movie almost bearable is the byplay between Sandler and Chris Rock. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    This agreeable remake still manages to go the distance. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    That's what is missing from The Longest Yard most egregiously. Charm has been kept on the bench.

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