FIRST DOWN, TEN YARDS TO GO. Burt Reynolds leads the downfield charge in this raucous, rough-and-tumble comedy-drama directed by Robert Aldrich (The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen). Reynolds plays one-time pro quarterback Paul Crewe, now behind bars for leading the state police on a wild chase in a "borrowed" car. Eddie Albert (Roman Holiday), in a sharp turn away from his "Green Acres" persona, is the sadistic, scheming warden who recruits Crewe to form a team of convicts to go up against the warden's polished, semi-pro team of prison guards in a championship game. Crewe has agreed that his team – dubbed the "Mean Machine" – will provide only passive resistance to the squad of brutal guards. But the gridiron showdown turns into a gritty game of cunning strategy and outright survival as the Mean Machine defies the warden's iron-fisted control and attempts to go the distance in The Longest Yard!

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The Longest Yard (1974)

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Sports/Comedy · 2h 1m · 8/30/1974

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FIRST DOWN, TEN YARDS TO GO. Burt Reynolds leads the downfield charge in this raucous, rough-and-tumble comedy-drama directed by Robert Aldrich (The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen). Reynolds plays one-time pro quarterback Paul Crewe, now behind bars for leading the state police on a wild chase in a "borrowed" car. Eddie Albert (Roman Holiday), in a sharp turn away from his "Green Acres" persona, is the sadistic, scheming warden who recruits Crewe to form a team of convicts to go up against the warden's polished, semi-pro team of prison guards in a championship game. Crewe has agreed that his team – dubbed the "Mean Machine" – will provide only passive resistance to the squad of brutal guards. But the gridiron showdown turns into a gritty game of cunning strategy and outright survival as the Mean Machine defies the warden's iron-fisted control and attempts to go the distance in The Longest Yard!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Paramount Pictures, Albert S Ruddy Productions, Long Road Productions

Budget

$2,900,000
Part Of
Cast
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Burt Reynolds

Paul Crewe
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Eddie Albert

Warden Hazen
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Ed Lauter

Captain Knauer
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Michael Conrad

Nate Scarboro
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James Hampton

Caretaker (as Jim Hampton)
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Harry Caesar

Granville
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John Steadman

Pop
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Charles Tyner

Unger
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Mike Henry

Rassmeusen
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Jim Nicholson

Ice Man
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Bernadette Peters

Warden's Secretary
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Pervis Atkins

Mawabe
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Tony Cacciotti

Rotka
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Anitra Ford

Melissa
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Michael Fox

Announcer
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Joe Kapp

Walking Boss
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Richard Kiel

Samson (as Dick Kiel)
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Pepper Martin

Shop Steward
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Mort Marshall

Assistant Warden
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Ray Nitschke

Bogdanski
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Tony Reese

Levitt
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Sonny Sixkiller

The Indian
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Robert Tessier

Shokner
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Dino Washington

Mason
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Ernie Wheelwright

Spooner
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Joe Dorsey

Bartender (as Joseph Dorsey)
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Gus Carlucci

Team Doctor (as Dr. Gus Carlucci)
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Jack Rockwell

Trainer
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Sonny Shroyer

Tannen
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Ray Ogden

Schmidt
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Don Ferguson

Referee
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Chuck Hayward

Trooper I
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Alfie Wise

Trooper II
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Steve Wilder

J.J.
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George A. Jones

Big George
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Wilbur Gillian

Big Wilbur
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Wilson Warren

Buttercup
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Joe Jackson

Little Joe
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Howard Silverstein

Howie
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Donald Hixon

Donny
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Gerald Michael Atkins

Con / Football player (uncredited)
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Malcolm Atterbury

Bit Part (uncredited)
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J. Don Ferguson

Football Referee (uncredited)
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Lance Fuller

Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Harold Morris

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bill Rampley

Guard / Football Player (uncredited)
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James Hooks Reynolds

Con Football Player (uncredited)
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Philip Wende

Guard (uncredited)
Crew
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Robert Aldrich

Director
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Tracy Keenan Wynn

Writer
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Albert S. Ruddy

Writer
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