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Adam Sandler and Nelly

Paramount Studios

The Longest Yard Premiere

Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison Productions/MTV Films, has met with success yet again! Paramount Pictures released the film in a special screening at the Mann Theatre, and POWER was there to cover it. In this action comedy, Sandler does a witty remake of the 1974 movie, The Longest Yard, adhering closely to Sheldon Turner’s original script, while still yielding to his own comedic style, which has entertained audiences for years with hits such as Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and Happy Gilmore. Unlike Sandler’s last hit, Spanglish, The Longest Yard is much more about laughs than any tears, sighs, or drama.

In the film, Sandler stars as a former pro football MVP named Paul “Wrecking” Crewe, who was kicked out of the NFL for his role in a point-shaving scandal. When he violates his five-year probation for taking his rich girlfriend Courtney Cox’s Bentley out for a drunken joyride, he ends up behind bars in a Texas prison.

Soon enough, with the assistance of caretaker Chris Rock and coaching from Burt Reynolds (star of the original film), Sandler has devised a new football team, the “Mean Machine,” which is ready to challenge the prison guards. Hip-hop artist Nelly even makes a cameo as the team’s star running back. Sandler’s Spanglish co-star, Cloris Leachman, also provides much entertainment in her role as the warden’s oversexed secretary.

The movie, which is Peter Segal’s third collaboration with Adam Sandler, will surely take the box office by storm!

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