Adam Sandler and Chris Rock star in “The Longest Yard,” Paramount Pictures’s and Columbia Pictures’s comic story of a former pro quarterback trying to make good in the toughest possible situation. When former NFL player Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) is sent to prison, the warden forces him to transform a diverse group of inmates into a football team. Unlikely teammates, the convicts unite when they find out who they are playing: the guards. With the help of fellow inmates Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds) and Caretaker (Chris Rock), Crewe promises the cons a chance to exact revenge in a bone-crushing showdown where anything goes. The Mean Machine returns to the gridiron in this new take on the 1974 classic.

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a Happy Madison/MTV Films Production in association with Callahan Filmworks, “The Longest Yard,” a Peter Segal film starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. The film also stars James Cromwell, Nelly, and William Fichtner.

The film also boasts a who’s-who of competitive and world-famous athletes, including three-time Super Bowl-winner Michael Irvin (Dallas Cowboys), four-time Super Bowl-winner Bill Romanowski (Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers), and other NFL players, including Brian Bosworth (Seattle Seahawks) and Terry Crews (San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and St. Louis Rams).

World Champion Wrestlers Bill Goldberg, Steve Austin (who wrestled as “Stone Cold Steve Austin”), and Kevin Nash and K-1 Kick-boxing champion Bob Sapp are also on board for the explosive action of “The Longest Yard.”



September 09, 2005


Peter Segal


Albert S. Ruddy (story), Sheldon Turner (screenplay) & Tracy Keenan Wynn (1974 screenplay)


Paramount Pictures


Comedy, Drama, Sport




113 minutes