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The Longest Yard (1974)

R
121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
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Writers
Tracy Keenan Wynn (screenplay) | Al Ruddy (story) (as Albert S. Ruddy)
Producer
Al Ruddy (as Albert S. Ruddy)
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$2,900,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$43,008,075
Gross (World)
$43,008,075
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Release date
Aug 30, 1974 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Burt Reynolds
Paul Crewe Paul Crewe   See fewer
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Eddie Albert
Warden Hazen Warden Hazen   See fewer
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Ed Lauter
Captain Knauer Captain Knauer   See fewer
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Michael Conrad
Nate Scarboro Nate Scarboro   See fewer
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James Hampton
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Harry Caesar
Granville Granville   See fewer
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Mike Henry
Rassmeusen Rassmeusen   See fewer
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Jim Nicholson
Ice Man Ice Man   See fewer
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Bernadette Peters
Warden's Secretary Warden's Secretary   See fewer
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Pervis Atkins
Mawabe Mawabe   See fewer
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Anitra Ford
Melissa Melissa   See fewer
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Michael Fox
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Joe Kapp
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Richard Kiel
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Pepper Martin
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Mort Marshall
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Ray Nitschke
Bogdanski Bogdanski   See fewer
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Tony Reese
Levitt Levitt   See fewer
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Sonny Sixkiller
The Indian The Indian   See fewer
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Robert Tessier
Shokner Shokner   See fewer
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Joe Dorsey
Bartender (as Joseph Dorsey) Bartender (as Joseph Dorsey)   See fewer
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Gus Carlucci
Team Doctor (as Dr. Gus Carlucci) Team Doctor (as Dr. Gus Carlucci)   See fewer
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Jack Rockwell
Trainer Trainer   See fewer
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Sonny Shroyer
Tannen Tannen   See fewer
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Ray Ogden
Schmidt Schmidt   See fewer
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Don Ferguson
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Chuck Hayward
Trooper I Trooper I   See fewer
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Alfie Wise
Trooper II Trooper II   See fewer
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George A. Jones
Big George Big George   See fewer
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Wilbur Gillian
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Wilson Warren
Buttercup Buttercup   See fewer
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Joe Jackson
Little Joe Little Joe   See fewer
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Gerald Michael Atkins
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J. Don Ferguson
Football Referee (uncredited) Football Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lance Fuller
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Harold Morris
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Bill Rampley
Guard / Football Player (uncredited) Guard / Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Hooks Reynolds
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Philip Wende
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 15,525 votes