The Longest Yard

May 27, 2005 0 By Fans
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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.2/10 (57,841 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Peter Segal

Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock

Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team.

Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn


Adam Sandler

Paul Crewe

Chris Rock


Burt Reynolds

Coach Nate Scarborough



Michael Irvin

Deacon Moss

Walter Williamson

Errol Dandridge

Bill Goldberg


Terry Crews

Cheeseburger Eddy

Bob Sapp


Nicholas Turturro


Dalip Singh


Lobo Sebastian


Joey Diaz

Big Tony

(as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)

Steve Reevis

Baby Face Bob

David Patrick Kelly


It was hard to put a team together… until they found out who they were playing.


Official Website:
Gaumont Columbia Tristar [France] |
Paramount [United States] |

Release Date: 27 May 2005

Filming Locations: Long Beach, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $82,000,000


Opening Weekend: $58,613,245
(29 May 2005)
(3 Screens)

Gross: $190,320,568

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Filming of the football game occured during El Camino College's fall semester. As a result, the stadium set stayed up during El Camino's home football games. Some of the extras in the crowd during the stadium scene are El Camino College students.


Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
Lena calls Walt (Patrick Bristow) "Patrick". It shows up as such on the DVD subtitles.


[first lines]

I love that dress.

Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.

User Review

Take it for a stand alone movie..

Rating: 7/10

Don't compare today's comedy version of "The Longest Yard" to the old
with Burt Reynolds. Today's is good and effective for what it is, a
comedy film with a bit of action interlaced. So many classic Hollywood
films were so good, that any attempt at a remake is just going to fall
flat on its face. The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler is more of today's
take on the story if you asked me. It has humor, and is Sandler at his
best with Chris Rock playing his role well too. Critics and classic
moviegoers beware. Unless you are open-minded, you will never find the
hidden treasures of the movie world. It's a football comedy, plain and