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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

50 Ratings

50 Ratings

81% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7/10
  • Fresh 26
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: Equal parts tough and funny, and led by a perfectly cast Burt Reynolds, The Longest Yard has an interesting political subtext and an excellent climax -- even if it takes too long to get there.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
Copyright © 1974 Long Road Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
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