Day: Monday 2nd March
Cast: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynold, Chris Rock, James Cromwell
One of the toughest and best-remembered sports movies of the 1970s gets a humorous makeover. Disgraced pro football quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) ends up in jail, where manipulative Warden Hazen (James Cromwell) recruits him to advise the institution’s team. This turns into a lead role quarterbacking a crew of inmates in a game against a team of prison guards. Aided by incarcerated ex-NFL coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds), Crewe and his team must overcome not only the bloodthirstiness of the opposition, but also the corrupt officials trying to fix the game against them. The movie is fast-paced and frequently-funny comedy – one of it’s main strengths is its cast and some of the film’s finest moments are down to Chris Rock.
SONY MAX airs on DStv (Channel 128)