The Longest Yard – Filtered

Theatrical Release: May 27, 2005
DVD Release: September 20, 2005
The Longest Yard – Filtered


Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) is a former college football star who fell from his athletic pedestal when he was convicted of fixing the outcome of a football game. Imprisoned in a West Texas penitentiary, Crewe’s football experience and propensity for cheating are quickly exploited by the prison warden (James Cromwell) who strong-arms him into playing football with a team of fellow prisoners against the prison guards. Warden Hazen hopes to convey his superior leadership skills and be propelled politically to the governor’s office. When Crewe learns that Heisman trophy winner and former football coach Nate Scarboro (Burt Reynolds) is also a prisoner, he begins to see a wonderful opportunity to build a team that will beat their prison adversaries. A prisoner called Caretaker (Chris Rock) befriends Crewe and provides many laughs for fellow team members like Deacon Moss (Michael Irvin).

Dove Review

An ex-pro football player, Crew (Adam Sandler), goes to prison to a facility that has a semi-pro football team made up by the guards. The warden gives Crew a deal to form a team of inmates to play the guards in an exhibition game. Crew encounters many difficulties trying to get the athletic inmates to play for him. He befriends Chris Rock ( caretaker) and Burt Reynolds who help him recruit inmates to play on his team. This was a good movie because it showed different situations that arise in a prison such as with race and other things. It had great comedy throughout the whole movie because of comedians Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. It was action-packed with the professional athletes in it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Fighting, punching, football tackles, etc.
Sex: Cross dressers.
Language: A-1
Violence: Fighting, punching, football tackles, etc.
Drugs: Drinking and smoking.
Nudity: Nudity
Other: None


Company: Paramount
Writer: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn (1974 Screenplay)
Director: Peter Segal
Producer: Jack Giarraputo
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 109 min.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, James Cromwell
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz