The Longest Yard

Synopsis: A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release, but he is also concerned about the inmates' lack of self-esteem.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Robert Aldrich
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
R
Year:
1974
121 min
944 Views


He sits there growing old.

I'm out here busting heads.

And I run the football team.

What football team?

- My football team.

Oh.

Now, Hazen's going to ask you

to help coach.

And you just tell him, 'No way'.

Know something?

I don't like you.

You understand that?

Oh, yeah.

Attention Cell Block 3 A. Please report as

scheduled to your period assignment,

except for carpentry

and accounting classes.

All men assigned to farm detail will

meet at one o'clock in the Rotunda.

Warden, Captain Knauer's here

with inmate Crewe.

Send him in.

- Thank you, sir.

You can go in now.

- Thank you, Miss Toot.

Paul Crewe.

The Wrecking Crewe.

It's good to have you here.

- Thank you.

Young people can learn a great deal

from a skilful football game.

Offence, defence,

spirit of achievement, teamwork.

You might say...

...the game embodies

what has made our country great.

It's a great game.

It's played by great men.

We have something of a football team

here ourselves, you know.

First rank, semi-pro,

South-eastern League.

Runner-up, National Champions,

past five years.

Mister Crewe,

what do you think of semi-pro ball?

Semi-pro's a joke.

Well, perhaps we could use

a few pointers from the big leagues.

Captain, what do you say

to Mister Crewe here looking in,

giving us the benefit

of his invaluable knowledge?

That's a real good idea, Warden.

We could use all the help we can get.

Well?

I haven't held a football in eight years.

I'm not in very good shape.

Nobody's asked you to play,

Mister Crewe.

What we need is a coach. New blood.

New game plan.

Anybody who was pro football's

Most Valuable Player is special,

and I want to have that.

I'm not interested in football anymore.

Mister Crewe, I don't mind saying,

I pulled a lot of strings

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Tracy Keenan Wynn

Tracy Keenan Wynn (born February 28, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA) is an American screenwriter whose credits include The Longest Yard, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (both 1974), and The Deep (1977). He is the son of Keenan Wynn and the grandson of Ed Wynn and Hilda Keenan; his great-grandfather was actor Frank Keenan. more…

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