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Plot: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who’ll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards’ semi-pro football team to a national championship.
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when Burt was a star
Burt Reynolds was one of the biggest stars of the ’70s, but like a lot of ’70s stars (Faye Dunaway, Michael Serrizan, Karen Black, etc.) other decades have not been so kind to him. Here he stars in one of his finest films, “The Longest Yard,” made in 1974, directed by Robert Aldrich, and also starring Eddie Albert, Michael Conrad, Ed Lauter, James Hampton, and Bernadette Peters.
Reynolds plays Paul Crewe, a football player who goes to prison after he hits his ex-girlfriend, steals her car, and runs it into the river. He’s a football player with a scandal in his past, when he was suspected of shaving points off of a game.
The sadistic warden (Eddie Albert) wants him to organize a football team for the prisoners so that they can play the guards. The real agenda is that on the football field, the guards will be able to practically beat the prisoners senseless. With the help of Caretaker (James Hampton), Paul chooses a football team and starts training them. On the day of the big game, he gets an offer that he should refuse but might not be able to.
This is a really fine film. I wouldn’t call it a comedy, but it’s one of those movies where you wind up rooting for the bad guys. Reynolds’ character learns self-esteem, pride in his work, and also a sense of camaraderie. The football game itself is very exciting.
“The Longest Yard” is a film that holds up well, and not the usual type of prison movie you’d see today. And Bernadette Peters’ hairdo is a no-miss!
Believe the Hike!
Having experienced the many Burt Reynold’s road flicks throughout the mid/late seventies and early eighties you’d expect him to, in the very beginning as he’s being chased by cops in a stolen hotrod, to get away and avoid all punishment. Nothing doing.
Burt, playing a has-been football star, is sent to a backwards Florida work-camp where he’s called upon by a power hungry warden (Eddie Albert) to start a team of convicts: who end up challenging the prison guard semi-pro outfit with a start-up game. Before that we experience the ragtag cons, ranging from giant Richard Keil to killer Bob Tessier to Reynolds himself as quarterback, improving their chops until the big game, consisting of Altman/M*A*S*H like split-screens showing all the action and then some.
The best scenes involve Reynolds and manager James Hampton interviewing each brute as possible team members; or scenes before the plot’s underway as Reynolds survives the swampy chain-gang. But things never get too intense as the entire film – despite some seriousness and creepiness (thanks to prison rat Charles Tyner) – remains with a wink, grin, and signature chortle: a template of Burt’s work to come.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (Argentina)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Director Robert Aldrich
Writer Tracy Keenan Wynn (screenplay), Albert S. Ruddy (story)
Actors Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Mitchell BNCR
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm