A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. Written by
They pay you and they pay you well. On one condition. You play the game their way, even if you're forced to break every bone in your body. [UK Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
This movie was made and released about six years after its source semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Peter Gent
was first published in 1973. The name of the football team in the movie is the North Dallas Bulls, loosely based on the real life NFL Dallas Cowboys, for whom Gent played between 1964 and 1968. See more
During the climactic game with Chicago, the announcers mentioned several times it was a Championship Game and Dallas lost, their season was over. However, at the end of the movie (a day or so after the game) when Elliott was talking to Maxwell and told him he quit the team, Elliott told Maxwell "Good luck on Sunday." See more
Hell coach, I love needles.
Performed by Chic
Written by Bernard Edwards
& Nile Rodgers
courtesy of Atlantic Records See more