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North Dallas Forty
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North Dallas Forty 1979

From Amazon: A very savvy, 1978 film directed by Ted Kotcheff (First Blood) dealing with the seamier side of professional football. Phillip Elliott and Maxwell (Nick Nolte and Mac Davis, respectively) are players for a Texas football team loosely based on the championship Dallas Cowboys. Though at the peak of his football career, Elliott is a personal and physical mess, needing all manner of drugs prescribed by the team physician to play and even to move around. The indifference of the team management and the hypocritical stance toward recreational drug use versus the drug abuse practiced by the players leads to a crisis of conscience for Nolte....

Directed By:
No image existsTed Kotcheff
Written By:
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No image existsFrank Yablans
No image existsNick Nolte
No image existsMac Davis
No image existsCharles Durning
No image existsBo Svenson
No image existsBrian Dennehy
No image existsJohn Matuszak
No image existsDayle Haddon
No image existsSteve Forrest
No image existsDabney Coleman
No image existsG.D. Spradlin

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North Dallas Forty Movie Review by AJ (7/24/2006)

In a world where pro football is a business and the business is a game, the teams the equipment and the managers the players, it's hard to have a good, fun game. North Dallas Forty offers no inspirational change to the status quo, it just presents it like it is. Director Ted Kotcheff does a superb job of examining how...

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