The Longest Yard
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
CAST: BURT REYNOLDS, EDDIE ALBERT, ED LAUTER
Aldrich, a letterman at the University of Virginia, and Burt Reynolds, a star running back at Florida State University, came out of the huddle together with the best football movie ever made. Reynolds’s QB and professional dirtbag Paul “Wrecking” Crewe gets himself tossed in Georgia State Prison and finds a new reason to live when he’s put in charge of the prisoners’ team in an exhibition game against the brutal guards—the finale’s ferocious gridiron action is dynamically captured with split-screens.