North Dallas Forty Poster

Release Date: 1979

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2001

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
A brutal satire of American professional football in which a veteran pass-catcher's individuality and refusal to become part of the team "family" is bitterly resented by his disciplinarian coaches. The National Football League refused to help in the production of this movie, suggesting it may have been too near the truth for comfort. From the novel by former NFL player Peter Gent.

Cast: Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, Charles Durning, Dayle Haddon, Bo Svenson, Steve Forrest, G.D. Spradlin, Dabney Coleman

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Gritty, Rise, Brash, 1970s, Fall, Dark, Rivalry