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The Longest Yard

A.k.a. 'The Mean Machine'. In this hilarious, rough-and -tumble comedy Burt Reynolds is a former American football pro who winds up behind bars after leading police on a wild chase in a 'borrowed' car. Once inside he agrees to organise a prisoner's team to play the guards. The warden wants to make sure his goon squad will only be met with passive resistance but Reynold's 'Mean Machine' team have other ideas. Remade in 2002 as 'Mean Machine' with Vinnie Jones and 'The Longest Yard' in 2005 with Adam Sandler.

Year: 1974
Genre: Comedy, Time in Prison, Golden Globe - Comedy or Musical
Country: USA
Director: Robert Aldrich
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Mike Conrad
Duration: 116 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, sexual references and offensive language.
7.1/10
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