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The Longest Yard (1974)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  30 August 1974 (USA)
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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

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Caretaker (as Jim Hampton)
Harry Caesar ...
Granville
John Steadman ...
Pop
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Mike Henry ...
Rassmeusen
Jim Nicholson ...
Ice Man
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Warden's Secretary
Pervis Atkins ...
Mawabe
Tony Cacciotti ...
Rotka
Anitra Ford ...
Melissa
Michael Fox ...
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Storyline

A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release, but he is also concerned about the inmates' lack of self-esteem. Written by Matt Heffernan <msh6880@cs.rit.edu>

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30 August 1974 (USA)  »

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Golpe Baixo  »

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SEK 2,044,304 (Sweden)
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Trivia

In the DVD version, James Hampton said that he was originally supposed to play Unger, but wanted to play Caretaker instead. Charles Tyner was given the Unger role. See more »

Goofs

After the first time that Crewe hits Bogdanski "below the belt" with the football, the game clock has stopped at 2:29 remaining in the game, after the second time he does it, the clock is at 2:35 remaining and running. See more »

Quotes

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Melissa: How long do we have to keep watching this crap?... Only a moron can sit and watch two football games, one after the other.
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Performed by The Soul Touchers Band and Chorus
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Has aged well after 25+ years
13 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

After seeing this flick again last year after I don't know how long, at first I wondered why I used to really like this film. But after watching the whole thing to the end, I remember why. This is one of those films that generated a whole bunch of "copy-cat" movies, none which are even worth remembering (or seeing). Sure, it's a macho-man movie, but it works, and to see the talent (both actors and ex-pro ball players) on the screen, this is a movie you can watch over and over. By the way, it was refreshing to see the widescreen DVD version which was just released.


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