MEAN MACHINE: From the Producer of Lock, Stock and Snatch comes MEAN MACHINE, 90 minutes (plus injury time) of no holds barred, adrenaline-fuelled soccer action!
Vinnie Jones is Danny Meehan, a football superstar who had it all: the money, the fast cars and the super model girlfriend. But now he's all washed up and when he's put inside for punching a cop things go from bad to worse. The football mad commissioner organises a one-off game - the wardens against the inmates - and he's got to turn a bunch of out-of-shape reprobates into a winning team.
If he loses he'll face the wrath of the cons. If he wins it's goodbye to his parole. But one thing's for sure - it'll be one hell of a match.
THE LONGEST YARD: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prison, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his gaurds' semi-pro football team to a national championship.
Reynolds plays one time pro quarterback Paul Crewe, now behind bars for leading State Police on a wild chase in a "borrowed" car. He agrees to organise a prisoners' team to play the guards. The warden intercedes to assure that his goon squad will meet only passive resistance from Crewe's Mean Machine. But the license to pound their hated guards is a big incentive for murderers and thieves to learn strategy.
Burt Reynolds, Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham & Eddie Albert
Barry Skolnick & Robert Aldrich