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BigGameHunter
08-06-2005, 01:12:38
Exactly what I expected and good stupid fun, somewhere between Caddyshack and White Chicks on the quality scale.

Ok, it was pretty dumb and Sandler is horribly miscast (I've seen people saying it should have been Vince Vaughn and agree) but it was just what the doctor ordered for an overworked, underpaid executive who wanted the cinematic equivalent of a big bong hit.

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-06-2005, 14:29:44
Original version made 1972. ("The Longest Yard" in the US, "Mean Machine" in the UK)

First remake made 2003 (UK- "Mean Machine")

Second remake made 2005 (US- "The Longest Yard").

The film industry will eat itself.

Funko
08-06-2005, 14:35:40
In the first remake my cousin snogs vinnie jones - fact.

Venom
08-06-2005, 15:18:17
Damn right she does!

BigGameHunter
08-06-2005, 20:30:16
Was the UK version about soccer? (I know, I know, football, but it would be too confusing).

Funko
08-06-2005, 20:33:08
Yep.

Funko
08-06-2005, 20:34:55
The uk version (1972) was first about soccer
Then a us version (1974) about American football

then the remakes as Laz said...

Funko
08-06-2005, 20:35:16
Different titles, different sports, different years, same story.

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-06-2005, 20:58:12
Originally posted by Funko
The uk version (1972) was first about soccer
Then a us version (1974) about American football



Nope- it was just one movie starring Burt Reynolds and about American Football. It just had a different name here.

Venom
08-06-2005, 22:20:49
And then we remade Fever Pitch into a terrible baseball movie.

Funko
08-06-2005, 23:43:49
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Nope- it was just one movie starring Burt Reynolds and about American Football. It just had a different name here.

Ah. :o