The Longest Yard R

It's Survival of the Fiercest and Funniest
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 29, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"My, you have lovely hair--ever find any spiders in it'"
  - Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds) to Jessica (Bernadette Peters), who has a fabulous beehive hairdo
"I think I broke his freakin' neck!"
  - Samson (Richard Kiel)

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 33


User Ratings: 81,321
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Part prison film, part football film, this violent but outstanding comedy-drama by gifted action director Robert Aldrich explores the brutality inherent in both the American penal system and football. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 21, 2007
Rating: B+ -- The original has just the right mix of toughness and humor. Burt Reynolds was born to play incarcerated quarterback Paul Crewe. Full Review
Feb 18, 2006
Part burlesque, part social commentary, it's a full out entertainment movie, saved from quick money facileness by the extraordinary "bad boy" comedy performance by Burt Reynolds and the quirky, offbeat direction of Robert Aldrich. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 10, 2019
An outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life. Full Review
Aug 4, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Aldrich...created Paul Crewe just as much as Reynolds did. Full Review
Film Threat
Jul 3, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- The football sequences are excellent, which makes sense given that half of the actors were college or pro ballers themselves. Full Review
Jul 5, 2005
Very exciting, very witty, and elevated above its action-movie status by Aldrich's deliberate references to Nixon in Albert's characterisation of the warden. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006

Product Description:

In Robert Aldrich's crowd-pleasing classic, Burt Reynolds stars as convict Paul Crewe, a former football player doing time in a prison controlled by two authoritarian sports fanatics, warden Hazen (Eddie Albert) and captain Knauer (Ed Lauter). When Crewe sees that the guards have a top-notch football team, he takes it upon himself to form a squad with his fellow dispirited inmates. As the prisoners come together, galvanized by the chance to challenge the guards, they begin to experience a sense of purpose and solidarity--and Hazen doesn't like it. With the Penitentiary Bowl approaching, Hazen pressures Crewe to throw the big game. Crewe must choose between his own freedom and supporting the newfound dignity of his convict teammates.

Aldrich brings to THE LONGEST YARD the same humor-spiked, antihero-driven feel for rousing adventure shown in THE DIRTY DOZEN and creates a film that matches gridiron favorites NORTH DALLAS FORTY and SEMI-TOUGH while also comparing to classics such as ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, STALAG 17, and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION that reveal the soul-crushing aspects of life under lock and key. Like the latter films, Aldrich's darkly funny, bone-crunching drama succeeds most enduringly by showing the small, barbed, fiercely beautiful refusal of the spirit to surrender.


Production Notes:

  • Shot on location at the Georgia Strate Prison.

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Longest yard Movie Lover: from SALEM, OR US -- July, 19, 2020

If you are a football and/or Bert Reynolds fan or just s fan of great comedy, this one is for you.????????

Own it on DVD for $5.99 or less

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,401
  • UPC: 032429257451
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
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