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The Yards

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Original title
The Yards
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
James Gray, Matt Reeves
Music
Howard Shore
Cinematography
Harris Savides
Cast
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Producer
Miramax International
Genre
Drama. Mystery | Mafia
Synopsis / Plot
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts. Willie Gutierrez, Leo's best friend, is Frank's bag man and heads a crew of midnight saboteurs who ruin the work of the Puerto Rican-owned firm. Leo needs a job, so Willie pays him to be his back-up. Then things go badly wrong one night, a cop IDs Leo, and everyone now wants him out of the picture. Besides his ailing mom and his cousin Erica, to whom can Leo turn?
Awards
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2000: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Phoenix)
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