The Longest Yard 2005
The Longest Yard ★★ 2005 (PG-13)
Does anyone really believe Sandler as a QB? Well, in this remake of the more brutal 1974 original, Sandler is expro Paul ‘Wrecking' Crewe, who's stuck in a Texas federal pen that also houses onetime college football legend Nate Scarborough (Reynolds, who formerly played the QB). The football-obsessed warden (Cromwell) okays a televised game that pits Paul and his woeful cons against the bone-crunching guards (many cameos by ex-jocks). Motor-mouthed Rock makes a relatively brief appearance as a prison fix er and game day takes up a big part of the movie's running time. The comedy's been amped up, the pace is brisk, and Sandler is actually tolerable, but none of that makes up for doing it in the first place. 113m/C DVD, UMD . US Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly, David Patrick Kelly, Nicholas Turturro, William Fichtner, Tracy Morgan, Brian Bosworth, Ed Lauter, Cloris Leachman, Steve Austin, Bob Sapp, Dalip Singh, Lobo Sebastian, Rob Schneider, Courteney Cox, Edward (Eddie) Bunker, Terry Crews; D: Peter Segal; W: Sheldon Turner; C: Dean Semler; M: Teddy Castellucci.