The Longest Yard (1974)
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.
Burt Reynolds ... Paul Crewe
Eddie Albert ... Warden Hazen
Richard Kiel ... Samson
Some of the actors had previously played professional football.
Burt Reynolds played for Florida State University,
and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts...
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Insane asylum - “Shutter Island”. I had to read the book for book club. It is an insane asylum for the extremely mentally sick.
P.O.W. camps war films are: “Stalag 17” (based on a play that was based on true life memories of P.o.w. Camps), “The Great Escape” (based on a true story), “The Bridge on The River Kwai” (another true story).
I don’t know about “A Man Escaped” but I suspect it is about ether a concentration death camp or a P.o.w. Camp which both are not prisons.