The Longest Yard

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Paramount Pictures / Columbia Pictures Released 2005

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The Longest Yard

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Director:
Peter Segal
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG-13

The Longest Yard is about an former NFL star who is arrested and sent to prison, only to assemble a team of inmates to play the prison guards in a game of football. Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was once the cream of the crop of NFL quarterbacks, but that ship has sailed. After a very ugly drunk driving arrest, Crewe is sent to prison, only to find that the somewhat shady Warden Hazen has pulled some strings to get the gunslinger there, hoping to assemble inmates on a football team to play the prison guards. Reluctantly, the once great footballer agrees, and with the help of fellow inmate Caretaker and Coach Nate Scarborough he pulls together a scrappy bunch of prisoners, eager to take it to the guards in an epic battle on the field.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Sandler impressively assumes the Reynolds role here, with strong support by Reynolds himself and a slightly restrained but frequently hilarious Chris Rock.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    If you're thinking of seeing it, and you're old enough to drive (or even read this), do yourself a favor and rent the original instead.

  • 30

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Softer, louder and cleaner than the 1974 version, the new film sentimentalizes the prisoners and the game, filing down their sharpest edges so that winning becomes a matter of triu...

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    • Battle: [in the shower room] Captain Knauer's a quarterback?
      Caretaker: Yep.
      Battle: So, I get to tackle him?
      Crewe: Yeah, you can either tackle him or (regarding battle's manhood) hit him over the head with that hammer.
      Battle: I wanna hurt him, not kill him.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Production Budget - $82,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $158,119,460 (12th)
      Worldwide Gross - $190,320,568 (22nd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $201,287,799
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $242,280,161

    • Other production companies:
      MTV Films
      Happy Madison Productions
      Callahan Filmworks

    • Filming locations include:
      El Camino College, Torrance, California
      Long Beach, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Murdock Stadium, Torrance, California
      New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    • Taglines:
      1. Hit hard or go home.
      2. It's time to even the score.
      3. If you can't get out, get even.
      4. It was hard to put a team together... until they found out who they were playing.

    • Music:
      Errtime
      Lyrics by Nelly, Jung Tru, King Jacob & Zachary Wallace
      Music by Phalon Alexander & Zachary Wallace
      Performed by Nelly featuring Jung Tru & King Jacob
      Boom Boom
      by John Lee Hooker
      Performed by Big Head Todd & The Monsters featuring John Lee Hooker
      Thunderstruck
      by Angus Young & Malcolm Young
      Performed by AC/DC
      Boom
      by Nelly and G.A.
      Performed by Nelly
      Have You Ever Seen the Rain
      by John Fogerty
      Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Hella Good
      by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Gwen Stefani & Tony Kanal
      Performed by No Doubt
      If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
      by Angus Young, Malcolm Young & Ronald Belford Scott
      Performed by AC/DC
      Are You Gonna Be My Girl
      by Cameron Muncey & Nic Cester
      Performed by Jet
      Whip Yo Ass
      Performed by Nelly, WC
      Spirit in the Sky
      Written & Performed by Norman Greenbaum
      Stomp
      by Murphy Lee, King Jacob, Prentiss Church & Fala
      Performed by Murphy Lee featuring King Jacob & Prentiss Church
      Datz On My Mama
      Performed by Nelly, Taylor Made
      Fly Away
      by Kenneth Karlin, Adrea Monica Martin, Ivan A. Matias & Carsten Schack
      Performed by Nelly
      Contains a sample of "Still in My Heart"
      by Kenneth Karlin, Adrea Monica Martin, Ivan A. Matias & Carsten Schack
      Performed by Tracie Spencer
      Move
      by Asani Charles & Bryan Bonwell
      Performed by Natasha Barr
      Saturday Night Special
      by Edward King & Ronnie Van Zant
      Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Oh My, Oh My!
      by Asani Charles & Bryan Bonwell
      Performed by Nicole Kindle
      Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
      by Allan Clarke, Roger Greenaway & Roger Cook
      Arranged and Conducted by John Scott
      Performed by The Hollies
      U Should Know
      by Arnold Beasley, Aaron Martin & Ronald Ferebee, Jr.
      Performed by 216
      Give It Up
      by Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Chuck D.,
      Gary G-Wiz & Sean DeVore
      Performed by Public Enemy
      Contains an interpolation of "Opus de Soul"
      by Al Bell & Marvell Thomas
      Jack and the Ripper
      by Michael Kamen & Buckethead
      My Ballz
      by Denaun Porter, Ondre Moore, Proof (as Deshawn Holton), Von Carlisle, Rufus Johnson,
      Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto & Henry Mancini
      Performed by D12 featuring Eminem
      Contains elements from "Peter Gunn Theme"
      by Henry Mancini
      Mississippi Queen
      by David Rea, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing& Leslie West
      Performed by Mountain
      Roll It Up
      by Scott Kirkland & Ken Jordan
      Performed by The Crystal Method featuring Scott Weiland
      Narcotic
      by Tommy Lee, Timothy Murray, Scott Kirkland & Scott Humphrey
      Performed by Methods of Mayhem featuring Scott Kirkland
      Fall-Off Truck
      Cats and Dogs
      by David Shire
      Railroad Blues
      Written & Performed by Wayne Hancock
      Creek House
      by Thomas Newman
      Oh
      by Christopher Davis, Billy Squier, Joseph Simmons,
      Darryl McDaniels, Lawrence Smith & Jason Mizell
      Performed by Union Turnpike
      Contains a sample of "The Stroke"
      Written & Performed by Billy Squier
      Contains a sample of "Jam Master Jay"
      by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels,
      Lawrence Smith & Jason Mizell
      Performed by Run-D.M.C.
      Get Back (Clean Rock Mix)
      by Ludacris & Dominic Bazile
      Performed by Ludacris featuring Lazy Eye
      Additional vocals by Dolla Boy & Brolic D
      Bootleg
      by John Fogerty
      Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Higher Ground
      by Stevie Wonder
      Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Break U Off
      by Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt
      Performed by Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt
      USC Drum Cadence
      Performed by the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band Drumline

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Comedy, Drama, Sports

Themes

washed up celebrity, hollywood lifestyle, dumb friends, fame and fortune, issues with authority