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). What’s surprising is why this first feature film starring role did not do more for Vinnie’s career as a leading man.
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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 ...
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: Directed by Peter Segal. With Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Nelly. Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
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.
Mean Machine (film) Mean Machine. (film) Mean Machine is a 2001 British sports comedy film directed by Barry Skolnick and starring former footballer Vinnie Jones. The film is an adaptation of the 1974 American film The Longest Yard, featuring association football rather than American football. It also reunites most of the cast from executive producer Guy Ritchie 's prior blockbusters Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch .
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.
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. See also. List of American films of 1974
The original The Longest Yard in 1974 starred Burt Reynolds as a former pro football player who gets sent to prison and leads a prisoner vs. guards football game. The first remake was with 2001's Mean Machine, but since it was set in England, the sport was changed from American football to soccer. The second remake went back to being a football movie in the 2005 film starring Adam Sandler (with Reynolds returning).