Longest Yard, The (1974)
Front Cover Actor
Burt Reynolds Paul Crewe
Eddie Albert Warden Hazen
Ed Lauter Captain Knauer
Michael Conrad Nate Scarboro
James Hampton Caretaker (as Jim Hampton)
Harry Caesar Granville
John Steadman Pop
Charles Tyner Unger
Mike Henry Rassmeusen
Jim Nicholson Ice Man
Richard Kiel Samson
Pepper Martin Shop Steward
Ray Nitschke Guard Bogdanski
Mort Marshall Assistant Warden
Jack Rockwell Trainer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director Robert Aldrich
Writer Albert S. Ruddy; Tracy Keenan Wynn
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 1 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Director Robert Aldrich had a knack for depicting outsiders with originality and authenticity. Much like The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard is a popular fable about integrity and group unity. It possesses a requisite toughness along with the loneliness that accompanies the outsider status. Compromise is never easy in an Aldrich film. There's always a bitter price to pay.

Burt Reynolds, in peak form, plays a former pro quarterback ostracized for shaving points. After beating up his girlfriend and resisting arrest, Reynolds winds up in prison, where he's taunted by warden Eddie Albert to help his semiprofessional team of guardsmen win a championship. Naturally, the inmates despise Reynolds, and naturally he redeems himself in one of the great movie football matches of all time. --Bill Desowitz

Personal Details
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Index 1426
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/31/04
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 097360870848
Release Date 8/13/02
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen