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Mean Machine

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Mean Machine

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/22/02
performer:
Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham, Vas Blackwood, Danny Dyer, Jason Flemyng, David Hemmings
director:
Barry Skolnick
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Charlie Fletcher
genre:
Sports

We gave it a C-

Sounds like Vinnie Jones, the British soccer star-turned-tough-guy actor (”Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”), wants to become the Burt Reynolds of Blighty. His new movie, about an incarcerated soccer champ who coaches a prison team in a match against the guards, is a remake of Reynolds’ 1974 hit ”The Longest Yard.” Hey, it worked for Burt. (Feb. 22)