The Yards


1h 55m 1999

Brief Synopsis

After being imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Leo Handler just wants to get his life back on track, so he heads home to take a job in the New York City subway yards, where his highly connected Uncle Frank now runs the show. He meets up with his old childhood friend, Willie Guitierrez, his cou

Film Details

Also Known As
Yards
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

After being imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Leo Handler just wants to get his life back on track, so he heads home to take a job in the New York City subway yards, where his highly connected Uncle Frank now runs the show. He meets up with his old childhood friend, Willie Guitierrez, his cousin, and his girlfriend, Erica, and for once he feels settled and safe. He soon discovers, however, that Uncle Frank has turned the family business into a dangerous world of sabotage, high-stakes payoffs, and murder. He inadvertently gets a hold of some information that makes him a target of the most ruthless family in the city, and in the interest of justice he vows to expose them all.

Crew

Jared Abrams

Other

Douglas Aibel

Casting

Jennifer Alex

Assistant Set Decorator

Rudy Arietta

Driver

Michael Axinn

Adr Editor

Antony Baldasare

On-Set Dresser

Brooks Baldwin

Dialogue Coach

Julia Barraclough

Other

Steven Barrada

Carpenter

Christopher Barron

Visual Effects

Jack Bavaro

Location Assistant

Christopher Beattie

Grip

Brian Becker

Carpenter

Josh Bell

Accounting Assistant

George Benson

Song Performer

Phil Benson

Sound Editor

Jordan Beswick

Casting Associate

Steven Blaho

Grip

Zoran Blazevic

Location Scout

Jim Boniece

Grip

Bob Bowen

Music Coordinator

Glenn Bowen

Grip

Lee Brazier

Assistant

Karen A Brocco

Sound Editor

Emmett Broderick

Production Assistant

Michael Brown

Electrician

Andrew Buckland

Assistant Editor

Kristine Bulakowski

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jonathan Bulette

Other

Michael Buonocore

Driver

Tim Burby

Visual Effects

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Michael Cambria

Assistant Camera Operator

Kris Campbell

Sound Mixer

Yin Cantor

Sound

Jim Carden

Post-Production Accountant

Sal Carino

Production Accountant

Susan Carrolan

Construction

Robert Casey

Driver

Gary Cergol

Art Department Coordinator

Matt Chubet

Grip

Michael Clancy

Costume Designer

Thomas Clark

Key Grip

Thomas Clark

Grip

Wendy Cohen

Rights & Clearances

Thomas Colavito

Driver

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Designer

Ruth Cornes

Music Contractor

Robert Cotnoir

Technical Supervisor

Chris Cozens

Other

Travis Crenshaw

Other

William Curry

Transportation Captain

Tony Cypres

Accounting Assistant

Mary D'angelo

Hair Stylist

Roger Davies

Production Associate

John Deblau

Gaffer

Jennifer Demme

Set Production Assistant

Dan Denitto

Grip

Carey Depalma

Assistant Location Manager

James Dewolf

Grip

Robert T Donovan

Driver

Nicole Duryea

Set Production Assistant

Robert Dwyer

Driver

E Ellington

Song

Meryl Emmerton

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gottfried Engels

Song

Alyson Evans

Production Coordinator

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Dan Evans Farkas

Music

Deborah Fearon

Craft Service

Robert Featherstone

Driver

Jose Feliciano

Song

David Flaiz

Carpenter

Jeff Ford

Editor

Patrick Ford

Driver

Richard Ford

Best Boy

Vic Fraser

Music

Leigh French

Adr Voice Casting

Benjamin Friedman

Other

Cliff Fuller

Other

Jim Galvin

Electrician

Steve Gamiello

Property Master

Carla Gardini

Assistant

D George

Song

Carolyn Gershenson

Medic

William Gilleran

Grip

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Ginger Gonzalez

Set Production Assistant

Christopher Goode

Coproducer

Jon Gordon

Executive Producer

Jonathan Graham

Key Grip

James Gray

Screenplay

Macy Gray

Song Performer

Macy Gray

Song

Claire Graybill

Dialogue Editor

Jonathan Greber

Visual Effects

Sam Greto

Carpenter

Nicholas Grzan

Driver

Elizabeth Gulczynski

Other

Gabriel Guy

Other

Justine Halliday

Assistant Editor

Ann Hanlon

Assistant

Kali Rashad Harrison

Set Production Assistant

Isabel Henderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Pedro Hernandez

Best Boy Grip

Wayne Herndon

Hair Stylist

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Don Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Don J Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Jery Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Sam Hill

Assistant Director

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording

J Hodges

Song

Gustav Holst

Music

Dana Hook

Grip

Lys Hopper

Location Manager

Daniel Dunleavy Huber

Wardrobe Assistant

Edward Iacobelli

Driver

Edward Iacobelli

Transportation Captain

Ray Iacobelli

Driver

Nicki Infante

Accountant

Anthony Ingrassellino

Driver

Brent Jack

Other

Ryan Jaffe

Assistant

H James

Song

Teddy Janicki

Other

Tina Johnson

Assistant

Tom Johnson

Rerecording

Howard Jones

Song Performer

Howard Jones

Song

Heather Kane

Assistant Property Master

S Kaplan

Song

Takahide Kawakami

Set Production Assistant

Stephen Kearney

Adr Editor

Stephen Kearney

Sound Effects Editor

Shauna Kellin

Other

Joe Kelly

Location Scout

Paul Kinghan

Other

Michael Kinney

Art Department Coordinator

J Kirkland

Song

Robin Koenig

On-Set Dresser

William Kolpin

On-Set Dresser

Christopher Kornak

Driver

Gordon Krause

Foreman

Annette Kudrak

Music Editor

Annie Kuronyi

Production Assistant

Chris Laker

Office Assistant

Jason Lanci

Electrician

Deborah Larsen

Makeup Artist

Noel Lawlor

Driver

Peggy Lee

Song Performer

Sam Levy

Assistant

Eric Liebowitz

Photography

Pilar Limosner

Assistant Costume Designer

Roberto Lopez

Location Assistant

Victoria Mcgarry Lorino

Unit Production Manager

Tommy Louie

Other

Ronald Lucas

Driver

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Brian Magerkurth

Other

James Mah

Electrician

Kevin Mahonchak

Music

Patrick Mahoney

Craft Service

James Mahr

Driver

Charlie Marroquin

Grip

Rick Marroquin

Dolly Grip

Gary Martone

Key Grip

Teresa Mastropierro

Other

Jeff Mazzola

Property Master

Les Mccann

Song Performer

Brian Mccullagh

Electrician

James Mccullagh

Electrician

John Mcenerney

Grip

James Mcgrane

Driver

Charles Mckenna

Hair Stylist

Winsome G. Mckoy

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sergei Mihajlov

Electrician

Lou Miller

Carpenter

Nicholas R. Miller

Construction Coordinator

Fred Momole

Driver

Wendy Mooradian

Office Assistant

Marisa Morabito

Production Assistant

Airto Moreira

Song

Donald J. Mowat

Makeup Artist

Fred Muller

Other

Lyvan Munlyn

Other

Don Murray

Other

J Murray

Song

Cheryl Nardi

Assistant Sound Editor

Catherine Nasch

Other

Rob O' Neill

Transportation Co-Captain

Elisa Nevel

Other

Ko Niizuma

Other

Melvin Noped

Grip

Jonathan Null

Foley Editor

John Nyomarkay

Assistant Art Director

Sean O'brien

Grip

Rita Ogden

Makeup Artist

Julie Oppenheimer

Script Supervisor

Kerry Orent

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Yards
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 25 - March 5, 1999.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 16 - November 12, 2000.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-17, 2000.

Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 1-16, 2000.

Project was originally in development at Fox Searchlight.

Completed shooting September 3, 1998.

Began shooting June 9, 1998.

Addis-Wechsler and Associates has been renamed Industry Entertainment.

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2000 (NY, LA, Chicago)

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 25 - March 5, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 16 - November 12, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-17, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 1-16, 2000.)