In the role of Paul Wrecking Crewe, first immortalized by Burt Reynolds, Sandler plays an ex-football star whose career ended amidst allegations of point shaving. Fed up, he drunkenly steals his unfriendly wife's luxury car and drives it into a multi-car pileup. This lands Crewe in a cruel Texas state penitentiary. His only respite comes from Warden Hazen (Cromwell) who wants Crewe to help lead his well-equipped prison-guard football team to the league championship. Crewe agrees, suggesting the creation of an opposing team of convicts to give the guards a tune-up before the season. To the ragtag inmates, this is the chance they've been waiting for and they hustle to get their team together so they can exact some revenge on the harassing guards.
Peter Segal, Bob Sapp, Dalip Singh, Steve (Stone Cold) Austin, Bill Romanowski, Terry Alan Crews, Burt Reynolds, Kevin Nash, Michael Irvin, Nicholas Turturro, Lobo Sebastian, William Fichtner, Joey Diaz, James Cromwell, Nelly, Brian Bosworth, Chris Berman, Daniel Patrick, Adam Sandler, Bill Goldberg, Chris Rock, Sheldon Turner, Tracy Keenan Wynn