A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
"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
When Aclie Weeks injures his left hamstring, he hops on his left leg, putting all of his weight on the leg that is injured. If his left hamstring were pulled, he would have been hopping on his right leg. See more
If you moved any slower, you'd be going backwards!
Featured in The Celluloid Closet
Performed by Chic
Written by Bernard Edwards
& Nile Rodgers
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