North Dallas Forty (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Nick Nolte Director: Ted Kotcheff  Rated: R: Restricted
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North Dallas Forty (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Widescreen
  • Closed-Captioned
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 08/01/1979
"...Full of easygoing, deceptively casual horseplay....[Nolte is] something to see."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Nick Nolte stars in this brutally honest entertainment about one man's rebellion against the bureaucratic, manipulative world of professional football. Based on the popular novel by former Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, North Dallas Forty depicts Nolte as an aging ballplayer who, through a woman he meets, is drawn away from the masculine, violent world in which he has lived so long. In doing so, he finds himself at odds with the team's management. The excitement, humor and drama of North Dallas Forty is heightened by its meticulous attention to the details of a football player's private and public life and its authenticity on the playing field.

Product Description:

NORTH DALLAS FORTY is a funny and insightful peek into the world of professional football, adapted from Peter Gent's novel. Phillip Elliott is an aging wide receiver for the North Dallas Bulls who still delivers on the field--despite the many past injuries that keep him in almost constant pain. Almost as painful for him is the constant abuse heaped on the players by management. Now Phillip's determined to do something about it. The corporate bigwigs, however, are growing increasingly annoyed by Elliott's complaining. Will the athlete cave in to the pressure and keep his mouth shut or fight the executives at the risk of ending his career' Featuring a stellar cast that includes Charles Durning, Mac Davis, and Nick Notle, this film ranks with HORSE FEATHERS, SEMI-TOUGH, and THE LONGEST YARD as one of the greatest football films of all time.

Plot Synopsis:

This screen adaptation of Peter Gent's best-selling novel about labor abuse in the NFL is one of the greatest gridiron movies ever made.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: August 1, 1979.
  • Film debut of Mac Davis.

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  • Sales Rank: 13,285
  • UPC: 097360877342
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