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The Longest Yard

Part prison film, part football film, this violent but outstanding comedy-drama by gifted action director Robert Aldrich (KISS ME DEADLY, THE DIRTY DOZEN) explores the brutality inherent in both the American penal system and football. Burt Reynolds gives o… (more)

Released: 1974

Rating: R

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Character actor Ed Lauter, who appeared in films including The Artist,The Longest Yard and Born on the Fourth of July, died Wednesday, The Associated Press reports. He was 74. Lauter died of mesothelioma, a rare for… Read more

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Raucous, crowd-pleasing comedy-drama about a star-crossed quarterback (Burt Reynolds) reduced to calling the shots for a team of convicts in a game against the guards. Eddie Albert. Filmed in Georgia by director Robert Aldrich. Former NFL players Ray Nitsc (more…)

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  • Released: 1974
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Part prison film, part football film, this violent but outstanding comedy-drama by gifted action director Robert Aldrich (KISS ME DEADLY, THE DIRTY DOZEN) explores the brutality inherent in both the American penal system and football. Burt Reynolds gives o… (more)

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