Mean Machine

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Director:
Barry Skolnick
Released:
Unknown
Rating:
R
Once a major football hero, but now famously degenerate after seeming to have thrown a crucial international match, Danny Meehan is arrested for drunk driving and assaulting an officer. He is sentenced to prison where he becomes involved in coaching a prisoner's football team. Danny relearns the joy of victory and reclaims his sense of himself as a man by coaching convicts on the prisoners team, which is eventually pitted against a team of the hated guards.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Mean Machine may not have the resonance to linger in the memory affectionately as "The Longest Yard" does, but it plays well, with a fast pace and plenty of punch.

  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The surface is rough and profane enough, and the acting sufficiently restrained, to cover the sentimental story with a varnish of gritty realism. But stylish bravado and bad-boy pe...

  • 40

    Variety Derek Elley

    OK entertainment but nothing more.

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