A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. Written by
"Wait till you see the weird part." [USA Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
Source novelist and co-screenwriter Peter Gent
once explained the story behind why the title 'North Dallas Forty' was chosen. In an email interview, Gent said: "I was shocked that in 1964 America, Dallas could have an NFL franchise and the black players could not live near the practice field in North Dallas, which was one of the reasons I titled the book 'North Dallas Forty.' I kept asking why the white players put up with their black teammates being forced to live in segregated south Dallas, a long drive to the practice field. The situation was not changed until Mel Renfro filed a 'Fair Housing Suit' in 1969." See more
During the game with Chicago, the stands in the stadium are empty. See more
This is national TV. So don't pick your noses or scratch your nuts.
References King Kong
Performed by Chic
Written by Bernard Edwards
& Nile Rodgers
courtesy of Atlantic Records See more