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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Someone Stop Sandler!

Lovers of classic 1970s films, especially sports films, may need extra blood-pressure medicine after reading this item on Adam Sandler's latest project:

Adam Sandler will star in a remake of the 1974 Burt Reynolds comedy "The Longest Yard," the story of a former football player turned convict who challenges prison guards to a game.

Adam Sandler -- remaking one of the icons of men's films? I ask you, how many of you can see Sandler as even an adequate replacement for Burt Reynolds? Sandler must be hallucinating, which would explain his Mr. Deeds remake, too. I don't believe that someone can ruin a classic movie by remaking it poorly -- after all, the original movie still remains -- but you can certainly insult its standing by making stupid casting decisions. One could hardly get more foolish than by casting Sandler as a hardened and corrupt NFL quarterback who stands up to an even more corrupt prison system. I don't know about you, but when I put the concepts of prison and Sandler together, it doesn't equate in my mind with "cynical tough guy," but more with the common name for a female dog, if you dig my drift.

Here's Sandler's partner on the concept:

"Although we plan to update quite a few things, the overall story will remain intact," said Jack Giarraputo, who co-owns the Happy Madison production company with Sandler. "We want to keep the same blend of comedy and grit that made the first one a classic."

Why does this sound like a pitch for The Waterboy II: Bobby Behind Bars?

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Comments

Oh gawd. Worst idea since Slap Shot 2.

Posted by: James Ph at Jan 28, 2004 1:02:10 PM

I think you are only seeing Adam Sandler in the roles that he has played over the last 10 years. I'm sure he is talented enough to play the type of role needed for this movie.

Posted by: shacky at Feb 9, 2004 5:36:28 AM