The Longest Yard Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Richard Kiel, Charles Tyner, Bernadette Peters

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THE LONGEST YARD, directed by Robert Aldrich, has been theatrically released in 1974. Burt Reynolds is a former football player sent to prison for robbing his (ex-) girl-friend's sports car and resisting arrest. The Warden is a football fan who wants Reynolds to organize a team of inmates able to play against the guardians. Funny and cynical.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Sports story?    -   football Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Sports story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   flamed Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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