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Longest Yard, The (1974) Movie Information

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Comedy, Crime





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Robert Aldrich


Burt Reynolds
Eddie Albert
Ed Lauter
Michael Conrad
James Hampton
Bernadette Peters





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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

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mitchellyoung 11/19/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This "rough around the edges" comedy manages to succeed on all levels - it contains some bawdy, broad comedy in the vein of Animal House, as well as some thrilling and cheer-worthy football scenes. And then Adam Sandler made a remake...

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Ikkinbot 10/22/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The Longest Yard is a classic about a football play doing time and being forced to play on the prison football team. The movie has kind of a weird premise but it some how works. The movie is both touching, funny, and a bit scary. Whats not to like about that?

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sapien 01/14/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I couldn't believe this movie was as good as everyone was saying it was. So, I checked it out for myself. And, by golly, it was!

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08/06/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Awesome movie

You just can't get away with this stuff anymore. In the first ten minutes, Burt Reynolds has beaten his girlfriend, stolen her car, gone on a massive police chase, dumped the sportscar off a bridge, then attacked two cops. Oh, and he's the hero of the movie, too.
I love this movie, it is a load of fun. No prison movie I can think of is so removed from the experience of a prison, even as one experiences it, an oxymoron. We are exposed to a warden, Rudolph Hazen (Eddie Albert), who becomes increasingly contemptible, ultimately even more so than the guards (that is not always the case). This distinction also reflects a reversal (somewhat) of the passions felt earlier in the movie. But it's best to have the focus, the villain, at the top, isn't it? OK, "The Longest Yard" is not really a pris...

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