The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

Director: Robert Aldrich Cast: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Pervis Atkins

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2017
UPC: 0032429257451
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 5,949

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Paul Crewe
Eddie Albert Warden Hazen
Pervis Atkins Mawabe
Malcolm Atterbury Actor
Michael D. Ford Announcer
Tony Reese Levitt
George Jones Big George
Ed Lauter Capt. Knauer
James Hampton Caretaker
Mike Henry Rassmeusen
Joe Kapp Walking Boss
Joseph Dorsey Bartender
Jack Rockwell Trainer
Sonny Shroyer Tannen
J. Don Ferguson Referee
Chuck Hayward Trooper I
Alfie Wise Trooper
Joe Jackson Little Joe
Robert Tessier Shokner
Michael Conrad Nate Scarboro
Harry Caesar Granville
John Steadman Pop
Charles Tyner Unger
Bernadette Peters Warden's Secretary
Pepper Martin Shop Steward
Ernie Wheelwright Spooner
Richard Kiel Samson
Dino Washington Mason
Ray Nitschke Guard Bogdanski
Mort Marshall Assistant Warden
Anitra Ford Melissa
Sonny Sixkiller The Indian
Ray Ogden Schmidt
Tony Cacciotti Rotka

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
Frank deVol Score Composer
George Hively Editor
Allan Jacobs Editor
Charles James Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Luciano Editor
Albert S. Ruddy Original Story,Producer
James D. Vance Production Designer
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
Tracy Keenan Wynn Screenwriter

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The Longest Yard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before getting mucked up in a series of 1980's celluloid trash, Burt Reynolds proved he was a solid dramatic actor with a series of great parts, this one right before re-teaming with Robert Aldrich and co-star Eddie Albert, in HUSTLE. Be you a football fan or not, this is a winner of a film. A great (familiar) cast and witty dialogue that scores on every series.