The Longest Yard (1974)Closed Captioning
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 32
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Though The Yard is a terrible picture, I'll admit to having unwillingly enjoyed some of the football practice and parts of the final game -- even though it's much too long.
Fresh: What saves it, aside from good performances by Burt Reynolds and a thundering herd of supporting grotesques, is, of all things, a tough, tiny nut of valid social criticism.
Fresh: An outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life.
Fresh: The lengthy football game is one of the most enjoyable sporting events ever put on film.
One of the all time classic sports movies
This is one of the movies you never get tired of watching. An all time classic. One of Burt Reynolds' best movies. So glad iTunes decided to get this one.
The first and the best
Thank you iTunes!! I have been waiting for this one for a while. This version is a whole lot better than the remake. Check it out; you won't be disappointed.
The Longest Yard
Yes this is a great great movie. It's my 7th favorite movie of all time. Right after the 2005 one which yes I did like better, but stil, I have seen so many movies in my life and 7th is excellent so yes whatch this movie. I would definetly recomend this film to any one. Mabie even to like 8 or 9 year old football lovers because it is very over rated, and should be PG since they didn't have PG-13 back then. So yeha see it.