The Longest Yard


1h 53m 2005

Brief Synopsis

When former NFL player Paul Crewe 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 and Caretaker, Crewe promises the cons a chance to exact revenge in a bone-crushing showdown where anything goes.

Film Details

Also Known As
Benknäckargänget - Krossa dem, Longest Yard, Mi-temps au mitard
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Old Main Prison, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

When former NFL player Paul Crewe 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 and Caretaker, Crewe promises the cons a chance to exact revenge in a bone-crushing showdown where anything goes.

Cast

Adam Sandler

Chris Rock

Burt Reynolds

James Cromwell

William Fichtner

Courteney Cox

Terry Crews

Richard Wester

Lead Person

Jasper Pendergrass

Paul Laquerre

Patrick Bristow

Ben Bronson

Hardy Mitchell

Jim Rome

Himself

Christopher Neiman

Dalip Singh

Daryl Hammond

Bryan Ross

Mark Ellis

Tracy Morgan

Chris Ball

Chad L. Stevens

Adam Schefter

Sean Salisbury

Sean Mcnamara

Edward Bunker

Jay Glazer

Rob Schneider

Eric Chmielecki

Bill Goldberg

Juston Wood

Justin Skinner

Walter Williamson

Conrad Goode

Tara Wilson

Rob Moore

Lonnie Henderson

Evan Pilgrim

Joey Coco Diaz

Brett Bech

Jeff Paulk

Darren Moores

Michael Silas

Chris Gizzi

Jenae Altschwager

Evan Hlavacek

Nyle Wiren

Terrance Joseph

John Hockridge

Keith Miller

Bryan Burwell

Gary Godsey

Sirr Parker

Kelvin Ingram

Darrin Chiaverini

Cliff Korzep

Joe Schey

Kevin Cassidy

Jamaine Blalock

Sale Isaia

Daniel Norris

Rachel Saydak

Lucas Yarnell

Ryan Iata

Candace Juleff

Michael Papajohn

Cara-lee Knodel

Steve Reevis

David Patrick Kelly

Bill Romanowski

Kevin Nash

Aaron Babino

Ralph Dell

Kevin Farkas

Denise Marie Jerome

Hiram Travis

Chris Berman

Brandon Molale

David C. Potter

Lead Person

Brian D Mann

Marcus Owan

Robert Sapp

Michael H Goodwyn

Ricardo J King

Asiel Hardison

John Mcclain

Lauren Sanchez

Herself

Dan Patrick

Peter King

Marc S Ganis

Shane Ralston

Damien Groce

Gary Compton

Todd Holland

Lance Clelland

Allen Covert

Nora Hassan

Colin Kim

Matt George

Andre Fuentes

Ray Stoney

Robert Harvey

Aaron Jones

Dane Krager

Louis Williams

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Larry Weisman

Tim Crowley

Cosmo Dematteo

Michael Irvin

Stink Fisher

Jerry A Sharp

Lobo Sebastian

Nick Turturro

Wilky Bazile

Scott Lewis

Lead Person

Scott Nicholson

Maurice Bryant

Sam Clemons

Sam Farmer

Ed Lauter

Cloris Leachman

Jaayda Mcclanahan

Brian Bosworth

Crew

Douglas Neal Acton

Medic

Matthew M Alexander

Props

Phalon Alexander

Song

Mark Allen

Sound Effects Editor

Rick Allen

Grip

Wade Allen

Stunts

Simone Almekias-siegl

Makeup

Alan C Alvarado

Foreman

Christian Anderson

Props

Steve Andrich

Camera Operator

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Enid Arias

Hair Stylist

Jeff Arndt

Greensman

Chuck Askerneese

Assistant Property Master

Alan Au

Art Director

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Mikey Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Dorothy Baca

Costumer

David Bach

Supervising Sound Editor

Dean Bailey

Stunts

Scott Bailey

On-Set Dresser

Tom Bangel

Photography

William Barillaro

Stunts

Natasha Barr

Song Performer

Tony Barraza

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Jim Barth

Props

James Bayliss

Set Designer

Dominic Bazile

Song

Arnold Beasley

Song

Jeffrey Beck

Set Designer

Tracy Bennett

Photography

Bill W Benton

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Bernardello

Painter

Barry Bernardi

Executive Producer

Clayton Berryman

Greensman

David L Bethel

Medic

Kyle Binder

Assistant

Michael R Blaich

Painter

Jennifer Blair

Auditor

Perry Andelin Blake

Unit Director

Perry Andelin Blake

Production Designer

Tyler Blake

Production Assistant

Tony Bohorquez

Models

Bryan Bonwell

Song

Bryan Bonwell

Music Supervisor

Brad Booth

Costumer

Patsy L Bouge

Post-Production Supervisor

Steve Bowen

Color Timer

Felicity Bowring

Makeup

Eddie Braun

Stunts

Max Brehme

Property Master

Joseph Brennan

Boom Operator

Kathryn Brink

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jeff Brockton

Stunts

Corey C. Bronson

Set Costumer

Leslie K Brown

Costumer

Scott Bruza

On-Set Dresser

Charles John Bukey

Grip

Brian Bull

On-Set Dresser

Richard Burden

Stunts

Fred Burke

Foley Editor

Tom Y Burns

Sound Re-Recordist

Jerry G Callaway

Camera Operator

Jon Caradies

Rigging Grip

Chris Cardenas

Greensman

Von Carlisle

Song

Jeffrey Castel De Oro

Digital Effects Artist

Leo C Castellano

Makeup Artist

Teddy Castellucci

Music Composer

Michael P Catanzarite

Grip

Thomas Causey

Sound Mixer

Nicholas Cester

Song

Mark Chadwick

Stunts

Debra Chapman

Costumer

Asani Charles

Song

Kate Chase

Production Assistant

Matt Chase

Costumer

Albert Chi

Assistant

Albert Cho

Assistant Director

Julian Chojnacki

Camera Operator

Jeff Chumas

Stunts

Prentiss Church

Song Performer

Prentiss Church

Song

Allan Clarke

Song

Bobby Jo Coleman

Makeup Artist

Doug Coleman

Unit Director

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Eliza Coleman

Stunts

Ralph Coleman

Location Manager

Gil Combs

Stunts

Roger Cook

Song

Robert Corlew

Production Assistant

Tom Costain

Assistant Editor

Brian James Cote

Auditor

Kimberly Shriver Covate

Visual Effects Producer

Allen Covert

Executive Producer

Jason Cox

Production Assistant

Kate Crossley

Assistant Editor

Jai Dadlani

Digital Effects Artist

Payal Dani

Digital Effects Artist

Ajay Dass

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Christopher Davis

Song

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Shannon Deats

Grip

Gabriel Decunto

Makeup Artist

Emily Dellheim

Production Assistant

Michael Dellheim

Assistant Location Manager

Yann Delpuech

Sound Effects Editor

Lisa Deveaux

Makeup Artist

Sean Devore

Song

Michael Dilbeck

Music Supervisor

James Donaruma

Assistant

No Doubt

Song Performer

Christopher Dowling

Props

Shawn Duchscherer

Electrician

Wayne L. Duncan

Grip

Pauline Wu Duvall

Digital Effects Artist

Gregg Elam

Stunts

Kiante Elam

Stunts

Paul Eliopoulos

Stunts

Josh Elliott

On-Set Dresser

Mark Ellis

Stunt Coordinator

Timothy Grant Engle

Assistant Director

Harland Espeset

Grip

Tobin Espeset

Grip

Corey Eubanks

Stunts

Michael Ewing

Executive Producer

Russell Farmarco

Adr Editor

Damien Farris

Assistant

Ronald Ferebee

Song

Gary Fettis

Set Decorator

Pat Fitzpatrick

Chief Lighting Technician

Edward Flotard

Transportation Coordinator

John Fogerty

Song

Robert S Frank

Assistant Location Manager

Patrick French

Rigging Grip

Mike Frevert

Digital Effects Artist

Monica Frommholz

Art Department Coordinator

Jeremy Fry

Stunts

Gary G-wiz

Song

Ross Gabrielli

Production Assistant

David Gale

Executive Producer

Danny Galsworth

Production Assistant

Marc S Ganis

Associate Producer

Bertha Garcia

Digital Effects Artist

Albert Gasser

Foley Editor

Jeff Gatesman

Chief Lighting Technician

J.j. George

Music Editor

Mickey Giacomazzi

Stunts

Jack Giarraputo

Producer

Michael Giarraputo

Assistant

Curtis Giese

Foreman

Jim Gilson

Chief Lighting Technician

Lisa Goldberg

Visual Effects Producer

Wendy Goldfisher

Auditor

Angela Goodwin

Production Assistant

Katherine Gourley

Production Assistant

Jeff Gourson

Editor

Kevin Grady

Associate Producer

Roger Greenaway

Song

Norman Greenbaum

Song Performer

Norman Greenbaum

Song

Kirk Greenberg

Rigging Grip

Jon Gruden

Consultant

Stuart Grusin

Music Editor

Jonathan Guerra

Production Assistant

Michael Guthrie

Dolly Grip

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Wayne Hancock

Song Performer

Wayne Hancock

Song

Edward T. Hanley

Costume Supervisor

Darlene Hansen

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mitzi Haralson

Set Costumer

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Anthony Harris

Color Timer

Lori D Harris

Costumer

Steve Hart

Stunts

John Hartigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Gene Hartline

Stunts

Scott Hastings

Special Effects Technician

Jennifer Hawks

Consultant

Kim Heath

Rigging Grip

Casey Hendershot

Assistant

Casey Hendershot

Stunts

M Todd Henry

Camera Operator

Tim Herlihy

Executive Producer

Tim Herlihy

Other

Noessa Higa

Assistant

Bill Hiney

Set Designer

Joel Hobbie

Special Effects Technician

John Hockridge

Assistant Director

Gregory K Hoffman

Helicopter Pilot

Toby Holguin

Stunts

Steve Holladay

Stunts

Demetricus Holloway

Set Costumer

Ernest Holmes

Medic

Deshawn Holton

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Benknäckargänget - Krossa dem, Longest Yard, Mi-temps au mitard
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Old Main Prison, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Articles

Edward Bunker (1933-2005)


Edward Bunker, the tough, charismatic ex-convict who eventaully turned his life around and became a respected writer, (No Beast So Fierce) and actor (Resevoir Dogs), died in Burbank on July 19 after complications developed from a surgical procedure to improve circulation in his legs. He was 71.

He was born on December 31, 1933 in Hollywood, California to a mother who was a chorus girl in a few Busby Berkely musicals, and a father who was a studio grip; two of the lesser positions in the Hollywood hierarchy. After his parents divorced when he was four, he spent the next several years in various foster homes and juvenile reform schools. By 14, he notched his first criminal conviction for burglery; at 17, he stabbed a youth prison guard; and by 19, he was considered so violent a felon, that he became the youngest inmate ever at San Quentin.

For the next 20 years, Bunker would be in and out of prison for numerous felonies: robbery, battery, and check forgery, just to name a few. While in prison, he read the novel of another San Quentin inmate, Caryl Chessman, whose book, Cell 2455, Death Row, was a reveleation to Bunker, so he set about devoting himself to writing.

He enrolled in a correspondence course in freshman English from the University of California, and after several years of unpublished novels, he struck gold in 1973 with No Beast So Fierce. The novel, about a paroled thief whose attempt to reenter mainstream society fails, was as tough and unforgiving as anything ever written about a parolee's readjustment to the outside, and it rightfully earned Bunker acclaim as a writer to watch.

After he was released from prison in 1975, Bunker concentrated on writing and acting. His big film break happened when No Beast So Fierce was turned into the movie Straight Time (1978) starring Dustin Hoffman. He co-wrote the screenplay, and also had a small part as one of Hoffman's cronies.

Bunker's next big hit as a screenwriter and actor was Runaway Train (1985), a pulsating drama about two escaped convicts (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts) where again, he had a small role as Jonah. It was obvious by now that Bunker, with his gruff voice, unnerving gaze, broken nose, and his signature feature - a scar from a knife wound that ran from his forehead to his lip - would make a most enigmatic movie villian.

A few more roles in prominent pictures followed: The Running Man, Shy People (both 1987), Tango & Cash (1989), before he scored the best role of his career, Mr. Blue in Quentin Tarantino's celebrated cult caper Reservoir Dogs (1992). It couldn't have been easy for Bunker to hold his own in a cast of heavyweights (Harvey Keitel, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi), but he did - and with a muscularly lithe style that was all his own.

After Reservoir Dogs, Bunker was in demand as a villian. His next few films: Distant Cousins (1993), Somebody to Love (1994), were routine, but he proved that he could deliver with professional, if familiar performances. Actor Steve Buscemi helped Bunker get his novel Animal Factory to the screen in 2000, with Bunker again adapting his own work for film. He was last seen as a convict, although with sharp comedic overtones, in the recent Adam Sandler farce The Longest Yard (2005). He is survived by his son, Brendan.

by Michael "Mitch" Toole
Edward Bunker (1933-2005)

Edward Bunker (1933-2005)

Edward Bunker, the tough, charismatic ex-convict who eventaully turned his life around and became a respected writer, (No Beast So Fierce) and actor (Resevoir Dogs), died in Burbank on July 19 after complications developed from a surgical procedure to improve circulation in his legs. He was 71. He was born on December 31, 1933 in Hollywood, California to a mother who was a chorus girl in a few Busby Berkely musicals, and a father who was a studio grip; two of the lesser positions in the Hollywood hierarchy. After his parents divorced when he was four, he spent the next several years in various foster homes and juvenile reform schools. By 14, he notched his first criminal conviction for burglery; at 17, he stabbed a youth prison guard; and by 19, he was considered so violent a felon, that he became the youngest inmate ever at San Quentin. For the next 20 years, Bunker would be in and out of prison for numerous felonies: robbery, battery, and check forgery, just to name a few. While in prison, he read the novel of another San Quentin inmate, Caryl Chessman, whose book, Cell 2455, Death Row, was a reveleation to Bunker, so he set about devoting himself to writing. He enrolled in a correspondence course in freshman English from the University of California, and after several years of unpublished novels, he struck gold in 1973 with No Beast So Fierce. The novel, about a paroled thief whose attempt to reenter mainstream society fails, was as tough and unforgiving as anything ever written about a parolee's readjustment to the outside, and it rightfully earned Bunker acclaim as a writer to watch. After he was released from prison in 1975, Bunker concentrated on writing and acting. His big film break happened when No Beast So Fierce was turned into the movie Straight Time (1978) starring Dustin Hoffman. He co-wrote the screenplay, and also had a small part as one of Hoffman's cronies. Bunker's next big hit as a screenwriter and actor was Runaway Train (1985), a pulsating drama about two escaped convicts (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts) where again, he had a small role as Jonah. It was obvious by now that Bunker, with his gruff voice, unnerving gaze, broken nose, and his signature feature - a scar from a knife wound that ran from his forehead to his lip - would make a most enigmatic movie villian. A few more roles in prominent pictures followed: The Running Man, Shy People (both 1987), Tango & Cash (1989), before he scored the best role of his career, Mr. Blue in Quentin Tarantino's celebrated cult caper Reservoir Dogs (1992). It couldn't have been easy for Bunker to hold his own in a cast of heavyweights (Harvey Keitel, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi), but he did - and with a muscularly lithe style that was all his own. After Reservoir Dogs, Bunker was in demand as a villian. His next few films: Distant Cousins (1993), Somebody to Love (1994), were routine, but he proved that he could deliver with professional, if familiar performances. Actor Steve Buscemi helped Bunker get his novel Animal Factory to the screen in 2000, with Bunker again adapting his own work for film. He was last seen as a convict, although with sharp comedic overtones, in the recent Adam Sandler farce The Longest Yard (2005). He is survived by his son, Brendan. by Michael "Mitch" Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer May 27, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 20, 2005

Remake of "The Longest Yard" (USA/1974), a Paramount Pictures release, starring Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert and Bernadette Peters; directed by Robert Aldrich.

Gary Oldman was previously attached to play Warden Hazen.

Calvin 'Snoop Dogg' Broadus was previously attached.

Released in United States Summer May 27, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 20, 2005