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The Longest Yard

5.8
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Original title
The Longest Yard
Year
Running time
123 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tracy Keenan Wynn (Story: Albert S. Ruddy)
Music
Frank DeVol
Cinematography
Joseph Biroc
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures / Long Road Productions
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Prison Drama. American Football. Sports
Synopsis / Plot
In this rough-and tumble movie, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prison, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to the national championship. Burt Reynolds plays one-time pro quarterback Paul Crewe, now behind bars for leading State Police on a wild chase in a "borrowed car" and more. He agrees to organize a prisoners' team to play the guards. The warden intercedes to assure that his goon squad will meet only passive resistance from Crewe's "Mean Machine." But the license to pound on their hated guards is a big incentive for murderers and thieves to learn strategy.
Awards
1974: Nominated for Oscar: Best Editing
1974: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Comedy or Musical. 2 nominations
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