Burt Reynolds’ The Longest Yard is one of my favorite movies, and Mean Machine is almost as good. This British soccer version, starring former EPL player Vinnie Jones, stays pretty close to the original story. The entire supporting cast put in solid performances, and the film is well-edited by Eddie Hamilton ( Kick-Ass and X-Men 1st Class ).
Vaughn, who produced Guy Ritchie’s “Lock, Stock” and “Snatch,” was looking to give Jones his first leading role and thought a soccer version of “The Longest Yard” would make the ...
A remake of the crowd-pleasing 1974 Burt Reynolds gridiron hit “The Longest Yard,” in which motley convicts challenge their guards to what devolves into a comically down-and-dirty game of football, “Mean Machine” recasts the setting to a gritty English prison and the bone-crushing sport played to soccer.
The Longest Yard (2005), starring Adam Sandler as Crewe and featuring Burt Reynolds in a supporting role (that of retired player Nate Scarborough). Captain Masr , which translates to Egypt's Captain (2015 film), starring Mohamed Iman , taking place in Egypt and again changing the sport to soccer.
The Longest Yard: Directed by Peter Segal. With Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Nelly. Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Mean Machine is an English reworking of Robert Aldrich's 1974 beefcake Burt Reynolds starrer, The Longest Yard. Substituting Gridiron for Soccer, director Barry Skolnick, along with his roll call of British "faces", is only aiming for one market. That of the footie worshipping clan that primarily resides within the United Kingdom.
The Longest Yard. The Longest Yard ... replaced American football with soccer. ... It was remade in 1949 before another version in 1974 was made starring Robert Redford as Gatsby, Mia Farrow as ...
Mean Machine is an adaptation of the 1974 film The Longest Yard, so if you’re a fan of that then this is certainly worth a watch. This version released in 2001 sees Vinnie Jones playing Danny Meehan, the former captain of the England national soccer team who was banned from the game for match-fixing.
Mean Machine: Directed by Barry Skolnick. With Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown. A football star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.