North Dallas Forty


1h 59m 1979

Brief Synopsis

Phillip Elliot is a wide receiver for the Dallas Bulls whose cynical outlook and strong independent streak are considered liabilities by the team's coaches and owner. Now near the end of his career, Elliot is relying on heavy doses of painkillers to get him through the games. He is well aware of how impersonal professional football has become, but when management benches him after they have manipulated him into training a teammate, Elliot is faced with the decision of whether he should continue with his career or move on.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Sports
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Phillip Elliot is a wide receiver for the Dallas Bulls whose cynical outlook and strong independent streak are considered liabilities by the team's coaches and owner. Now near the end of his career, Elliot is relying on heavy doses of painkillers to get him through the games. He is well aware of how impersonal professional football has become, but when management benches him after they have manipulated him into training a teammate, Elliot is faced with the decision of whether he should continue with his career or move on.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Sports
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

You had better learn how to play the game, and I don't mean just the game of football.
- Maxwell
Where's your gun, Elliott?
- Joe Bob
Freud says that guns are an extension of your dick, Jo Bob.
- Phil Elliott
Jo Bob is here to remind us that the biggest and the baddest get to make all the rules.
- Phil Elliott
Well I don't agree with that.
- Charlotte
Agreeing doesn't play into it.
- Phil Elliott
People who confuse brains and luck can get into a lot of trouble.
- Conrad Hunter
I love your legs. They got your feet at one end, and your pussy at the other, and I wanna fuck you.
- Jo Bob

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 1979

Released in United States Summer July 1, 1979

Released in United States August 1979

Released in United States Summer July 1, 1979