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MPAA Rating - R

Length:
    115 Minutes

Genre:
    Drama

Original Release Date:
    Apr 17, 2001

Director
    James Gray

Cast
    Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway

 
Movie Summary
In this drama, a young man joins the family business without knowing that hes entering a world of danger and deceit. Hot-headed Leo Handler (Mark Wahlberg) has had some scrapes with the law and served time for a crime he didnt commit. Hoping to get his life back on track, he takes a job in the New York subway yards, secured by his Uncle Frank (James Caan), who has a high-ranking position in the New York Transit Authority. The longer Leo works in the yards, the more he realizes that his uncle controls a corrupt underworld where graft, violent reprisals, and even death are just part of the job. Will Leo turn against his family in the name of justice, or will he keep quiet and ignore the danger and lawlessness that surround him? The Yards also features Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn, and Faye Dunaway. It was director James Grays first film after his acclaimed debut with Little Odessa. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide


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