Lone Star Film Festival - The Longest Yard
November 9, 2012
220 East Third Street , Fort Worth, TX
Achievement in Film Producing Award Recipient, Albert S. Ruddy, presents the original classic that he not only produced by wrote the story for. One of all-time-greatest football films about one-time pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds in top form), now behind bars, as he agrees to organize a prisoners’ football team to play the prison guards’ semi-pro team. Eddie Albert, playing against type, plays the sadistic warden overseeing the game and pushing the guards’ team to win a national championship. Seen as just a practice game, the inmates are given a license to pound on their hated guards - which becomes a big incentive for the group of murders and thieves to form a team and learn strategy - cumulating into one of the great movie football games ever shot.
Albert S. Ruddy in attendance
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Places to eat:
- Jake's Hamburgers: $3 calls / $2 domestic bottles / $3 schooners / $2 cosmos & appletinis
- Razzoo's Cajun Cafe: $2.25 domestic pints, $3 wells, $3.50 Frozen Hurrycanes and Mardi Ritas, $5 Hurrycane Rocks and Swamp Thangs, half-price appetizers
- Reata: $1 off wells / $1 off longnecks / $3 margaritas
- Ferre Ristorante & Bar: $3 drafts, $3 wells, $5 house wine
- Ruth's Chris Steak House: $7 cocktails / $7 wines
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