The Yards

Synopsis: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts. Willie Gutierrez, Leo's best friend, is Frank's bag man and heads a crew of midnight saboteurs who ruin the work of the Puerto Rican-owned firm. Leo needs a job, so Willie pays him to be his back-up. Then things go badly wrong one night, a cop IDs Leo, and everyone now wants him out of the picture. Besides his ailing mom and his cousin Erica, to whom can Leo turn?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): James Gray
Production: Miramax Films
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

You should know that.

Her heart is getting weaker.


Hey, Leo.

What's up, buddy?

How you doing?

Did you get a beer or something?

No, I'm all right.

Hey, I just want to tell you, me and

the guys really appreciate what you did.

- Didn't say nothing to the cops about us.

- I would never fold on you, you know that.

I want you to come work with us.

Tomorrow, when you see Frank, tell him.

All right.

- Come have a beer with us, OK, Leo?

- You've had enough for everybody.

Leo, we're all going to go

to the club this week, like we used to.

- Sounds excellent.

- Be good.

- Hey, Leo, what's going on?

- What's up, buddy? Gonna say hi?

Excuse me. Everyone.


I just want to say

that I am very happy to have you all here.


The last few years have been...

Well, sometimes not so easy.

But that's all over now.

And so, from now on, we're going

to have nothing but good times.

That's all I want to say.

Let's have some coffee,

if I can find the pot.


I just wanted to tell you that I'm sorry.

For everything.

Don't worry about it.

Go on. Be with your friends.

Have a good time.

What's up, Todd?

- Leo, sit down. Talk to us.

- How you doing?

Bye, Denise.

And my best to your mother.

Send him in. Denise.


- Nice to finally meet you.

- It's nice to meet you too.

Sorry you had to wait.

Sit down.


So, how's your mother?

She's OK.

She's trying, you know, she's battling.

We had a lot

of nice conversations about you.

She's a wonderful woman. Supporting you by

herself all those years took a lot of guts.

I know.

I'm going to do everything I can

to make it up to her.

My wife and I,

we tried to help her out, but...

she wouldn't take any.

I admire that. I know the last couple

of years have been pretty hard on her.

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James Gray

James Gray is an American film director and screenwriter. Since his feature debut Little Odessa in 1994, he has made five other features, four of which competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. more…

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