The Longest Yard (1974)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film, Sports Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 21, 1974 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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football, prison, quarterback, football-team, game, prison-warden, underdog, competition, convict, fixed [corruption], friendship