The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

DVD - 2000
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Filmed on location at the Georgia State Prison, semi-pro football is played with the cons as the heroes and the guards as the heavies.
Publisher: Hollowood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c2000
ISBN: 9780792171287
0792171284
Branch Call Number: DVD LON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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lukasevansherman
Sep 23, 2014

Silly, but enjoyable football prison comedy. Burt Reynolds is at his swaggeringest as a washed up football player who gets tossed into prison for stealing his girlfriend's car and resisting arrest and then puts together a team of cons to play the guards. The football game takes up nearly the entire second half of the film. Eddie Albert ("Green Acres") is the sadistic prison warden (are there any other kind?) and James Hampton (the dad from "Teen Wolf"), Ed Lauter, and Richard Kiel ("Jaws" from the Bond films) co-star. Robert Aldrich ("The Dirty Dozen") directs. Also see "North Dallas Forty" and "Semi-Tough." Remade in 2005 with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Reynolds.

marmie Jan 01, 2013

Burt Reynolds played football for Florida State and is believable as the central character, unlike Adam Sandler in the remake. Go with the original, it's so much better. Very entertaining and funny.

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