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138 Ratings

The Longest Yard

The Mean Machine

Directed by Robert Aldrich
United States, 1974
Comedy, Crime, Drama


A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release, but he is also concerned about the inmates’ lack of self-esteem.

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The Longest Yard Directed by Robert Aldrich

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1975 | Nominee: Best Film Editing

Golden Globes (USA)

1975 | Winner: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

1975 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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