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The Longest Yard (1974)

Rating:R (N/A)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1974
Running time:121 minutes
Cast:Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad, James Hampton
Director:Robert Aldrich
Producer:Albert S Ruddy
Writer:Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: Ex-football star Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds) ends up in a prison run by sadistic sports-nut Warden Hazen (Eddie Albert). Strong-armed into forming an inmate football team, Crewe manages to instill an esprit de corps previously lacking in the prisoners' lives. Besides, they now have the chance to beat the guards' football team, headed by the hissable Capt. Knauer (Ed Lauter). Hazen orders Crewe to throw the match; otherwise, Crewe will never get the pardon he's been promised. The football game that follows consumes nearly a third of the picture.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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