Add to basket LONGEST YARD, THE (1974)

Synopsis

Burt Reynolds leads the downfield charge in this raucous, rough-and-tumble comedy-drama directed by Robert Aldrich (The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen). Reynolds plays one-time pro quarterback Paul Crewe, now behind bars for leading the state police on a wild chase in a “borrowed” car. Eddie Albert (Roman Holiday), in a sharp turn away from his “Green Acres” persona, is the sadistic, scheming warden who recruits Crewe to form a team of convicts to go up against the warden’s polished, semi-pro team of prison guards in a championship game. Crewe has agreed that his team – dubbed the “Mean Machine” – will provide only passive resistance to the squad of brutal guards. But the gridiron showdown turns into a gritty game of cunning strategy and outright survival as the Mean Machine defies the warden’s iron-fisted control and attempts to go the distance in The Longest Yard !

Extra Features

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Cast

  • Burt Reynolds
  • Eddie Albert

Directors

  • Robert Aldrich
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 121 min
  • Audio format 2.0 Dolby Digital
  • Region -
  • Format NTSC
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID4161
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles None
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