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Mean Machine  

Mean Machine Expected Release Date U.S. : Early 2002
Expected Release Date U.K. : Boxing Day (Dec 26th) 2001
Expected Rental Release Date :

Mean Machine Cast : Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham, Vaz Blackwood, Warren Mitchell, Sally Phillips.
Director :
Barry Skolnick
Written By :
Producers :
Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie (executive producers)
Other Known Crew Members

Mean Machine Based On : The 1974 movie starring Burt Reynolds
Premise/Synopsis :
A group of prison inmates challenge prison wardens to a game of soccer and hatch a plan to escape.
Genre :

Image (c) Paramount


Official Site :
Fan Sites :
Trailer : Quicktime Low Res | High Res
Released By : Paramount Pictures

Status : Incoming

How excited are we : 9 Out Of 10

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Some pics from Mean Machine are on the way, meanwhile check out the pic of Vinnie above, plus the trailer which is now online in Quicktime in Low Res and High Res.


Mean Machine's release date looks like it may have been brought forward. In the UK, the film will be released on Boxing Day, December 26th, and not during the first part of 2002 as was expected. It's thought that the film will open in the US one-two months after its UK release. Vinnie Jones' previous brit flick Snatch was released in the US almost four months after it was in the UK.

Updated : 18/7/01
Based on the movie of the same name released all the way back in 1974 starring Burt Reynolds. That movie saw inmates challenge wardens to a game of American football over in the States. This time, the action is relocated to the UK and the game is soccer. And who better to take the Burt Reynolds role, ex-Wimbledon and Wales footballer, Vinnie Jones. After supporting roles in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells, Snatch and Gone In Sixty Seconds, the remake of Mean Machine see's Vinnie in his first lead role. He stars opposite fellow LS&TSB co-stars Vaz Blackwood and Jason Statham and Alf Garnett himself, Warren Mitchell.

Filming has been taking place in Oxford jail over here in the UK during May and June. The film is being directed by first time helmer, Barry Skolnick who's previous work consisted of Reebok ads and Sky Sports trailers. Executive producing the movie are the guys behind Snatch and Lock, Stock, Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn.

Vaughn has been quoted in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph over here saying , "They want to win the game but they are interested in causing as much pain and doing as many fouls as, for the first time ever, they have 90 minutes of legitimately hurting the guards and getting away with it."

Date Page Created : 18/7/2001 Date Last Updated : 18/7/2001

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