Everyone involved with this remake claims the utmost respect for Robert
Aldrich's raucously funny 1974 original. So you have to wonder why they crapped
all over it, starting with the casting. Adam Sandler plays a drunken onetime pro
quarterback, tossed in a Texas slammer and "asked" to train an inmate team for
the guards to whale on. With the help of a Heisman Trophy–winner–turned-con
(Reynolds, the original film's star) and a motormouthed jailhouse operator
(Rock), the disgraced QB finds his purpose in life. The film, however, finds no
purpose at all.