The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard (1974)

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Corrected entry: The Warden recruits Crewe to get an inmate team together that will give his guard team some good practice with tough competition before the season starts, but when the Mean Machine plays well and starts to win he orders Crewe to throw the game and let the guards win in a cake walk.

Correction: This is the plot of the movie, not a plot hole.

Corrected entry: When the score is 8-0 guards, the cons score and go for two and get the two-point conversion. However, the scoreboard shows a score of 8-7 and this is also announced by the radio announcer. It is never corrected as more points are added. The score should have been 8-8.

Correction: Until recently, the conversions were 1 point no matter what. Since this takes place in the 70's, the score is correct.

Then why did the guards have 8?

The guards scored 2 on a safety.

The guards scored a touchdown and had the extra point blocked. Then they got a safety. That's 8.

Safety= 2 points.

While the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion in 1994, the 2-point conversion has been around long before that, and throughout the 70's. College football adopted the 2-point conversion in 1958. The AFL used the 2-point conversion in the 60's prior to the NFL/AFL merger. In the film, it was a semi-pro team and they could have chosen to adopt the 2-point conversion.


Continuity mistake: Suddenly, with no explanation, Samson is playing with his right arm in a cast and sling for the last two plays of the 1st half. Then he isn't wearing one in the locker room at halftime. He's on the sideline for all of the second half and is slinged up for most of the shots.

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Paul Crewe: My, you have lovely hair. You ever find any spiders in it?

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Trivia: When the film was released Burt Reynolds arranged to have this film shown in maximum security prisons all over the US, because the prisoners obviously couldn't get to the theaters to see it themselves.

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