The Longest Yard is a comedy crime film focusing on the sport of football. The movie follows the prison inmates who form a football team and challenge their prison guards. The film is a remake of sorts of the 1974 American football drama movie. The prisoners vs. guards flick follow a former professional football player trying to transform his ragtag prison inmates into football players.
Peter Segal directed the sports flick with Albert S Ruddy and Sheldon Turner as the film’s writers, adapting the script written by Tracy Keenan Wynn. Jack Giarraputo produced the film with Heather Parry as the co-producer for Sony and Paramount Pictures. The comedy film was released on May 27, 2005, in the United States and on September 9, 2005, in the United Kingdom.
The comedy flick is rated 6.4 and has a score of 48 on IMDb and Meta Score, respectively. The film had 17 nominations and 3 wins, including a BET Comedy Award in 2005.
Where to Watch The Longest Yard (2005) Online?
Right now, viewers can stream the sports comedy flick on Netflix. The movie is available to stream on different platforms as well. The viewers can stream the movie by purchasing or renting the movie on Vudu, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and YouTube.
What to Know Before Watching The Longest Yard (2005)?
The film follows a former footballer, Paul ‘Wrecking’ Crewe, who was revered in his days. He lands in the prison cell after a messy drunk driving incident. He was asked by Warden Hazen and assigned a mammoth task of assembling a team of prisoners. They have to play a match against the sadistic guards.
Caretaker, a fellow convict, helps him in forming a team. Nate Scarborough is assigned to coach the team. Crewe promises an interesting game. Paul becomes the driving force behind the new team. However, the warden and the guards have no idea what is happening.
What Do People Think About The Longest Yard (2005)?
Out of the 358 reviews on IMDb, the film has mixed audience reviews. With mostly negative reviews, the film has been called an irritating remake of the 1974 film. It has a predictable plot with a lazy characterization and equally lazy energy. In addition, the film is very cliched with the repetitive tropes.
The story uses the same storyline as 1974. In comparison, others feel that the film had fun exchanges, and the film’s silliness is more bearable with these little exchanges.
Who is in The Cast of The Longest Yard (2005)?
Adam Sandler leads the cast as Paul “Wrecking” Crewe with Chris Rock as James “Caretaker” Farrell. Nelly, Burt Reynolds, Bob Sapp, David Patrick Kelly, Terry Crews, Nicholas Turturro, Bill Goldberg, Steve Reevis, Lobo Sebastian, Dalip Singh Rana, Joey “Coco” Diaz, Eddie Bunker, Tracy Morgan, Michael Irvin, and Stink Fisher with D12 join the protagonists as an ensemble cast.
The cast is joined by the talented supporting cast of William Fichtner, Bill Romanowski, Brian Bosworth, Kevin Nash, Steve Austin, Michael Papajohn, Conrad Goode, Brandon Molale, Todd Holland, and John Hockridge.
Chris Berman, Jim Rome, and Lauren Sanchez have made an appearance as themselves. Courteney Cox also stars but is uncredited for her role. Peter Segal directed the sports flick with Albert S Ruddy and Sheldon Turner as the film’s writers, adapting the script written by Tracy Keenan Wynn. Jack Giarraputo produced the film with Heather Parry as the co-producer for Sony and Paramount Pictures.