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Theatrical release: October 20, 2000 (NY/LA).
Filmed on location in Queens, New York.
James Caan's character, Frank Olchin, was inspired by director James Gray's father, who was involved in a New York City racketeering scandal during the mid-1980s.
The climactic street fight between Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg at the end of THE YARDS was very real. Phoenix stated in an interview that the two mostly improvised the fight and actually beat each other up.
THE YARDS was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 1999 but was held back until a year later.
The San Diego Film Critics Society's Best Body of Work award for 2000 went to Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR, QUILLS, THE YARDS).
Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Supporting Actor by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and by the National Board of Review for his work in GLADIATOR, QUILLS, and THE YARDS.
The San Diego Film Critics Society awarded Joaquin Phoenix with Best Body of Work for his performances in THE YARDS, QUILLS, and GLADIATOR.
Elvis Mitchell of the New York Times named THE YARDS one of the 10 best films of 2000.
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