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North Dallas Forty ()


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A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.

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Phillip Elliott
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Seth Maxwell
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Coach Johnson
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Charlotte Caulder
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Jo Bob Priddy
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O. W. Shaddock
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Conrad Hunter
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B. A. Strothers
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Emmett Hunter
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Joanne Rodney (as Savannah Smith)
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Art Hartman
Guich Koock ...
Eddie Rand
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Mrs. Hartman
Jim Boeke ...
Stallings (as James F. Boeke)
John Bottoms ...
Vip
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Doctor
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Balford (as Carlos Brown)
Danny J. Bunz ...
Tony Douglas
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Ruth
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Conrad
Cliff Frazier ...
Monroe
Stanley Grover ...
March
Glenn-Michael Jones ...
Locker Boy (as Glenn Michael Jones)
Frank O'Neill ...
Assistant Trainer
Tommy Reamon ...
Delma Huddle
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Coach Waddy
Jeff Severson ...
Partridge (as Jeffrey Severson)
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Monsignor
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Pete Peterson
Tony Frank ...
Rindquist
Doug France ...
Alcie Weeks
Garrie Kelly ...
Party Guest
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Party Guest
Jasmine Gagnier ...
Party Guest
Sharyn Lee ...
Party Guest
Joe Portaro ...
Party Guest
Lauren Jennifer Downing ...
Party Guest
Nanci Roberts ...
Bunny Girl
Kathleen Mary Larken ...
Peggy
Don J. Berberet ...
Referee
Randall Braxtan ...
Billy Fitch
Kory Olson ...
Salesman
Louie Kelcher ...
Football Player
Harold Jackson ...
Football Player
Michael Ballew ...
Football Player (as Mike Ballew)
Martin Imhof ...
Football Player
Ronnie L. Coleman ...
Football Player
Boyd Matson ...
TV Announcer
Ross Porter ...
TV Announcer
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Stewardess Twin

Directed by

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Ted Kotcheff

Written by

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Peter Gent ... (novel)
 
Frank Yablans ... (screenplay) &
Ted Kotcheff ... (screenplay) and
Peter Gent ... (screenplay)
 
Nancy Dowd ... () (uncredited)
 
Rich Eustis ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Frank Baur ... associate producer
Jack B. Bernstein ... executive producer
Frank Yablans ... producer

Music by

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John Scott

Cinematography by

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Paul Lohmann ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jay Kamen

Editorial Department

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Christopher Koefoed ... apprentice editor (as Christopher Lucien Koefoed)
Jack Michon ... assistant editor
Thom Noble ... editorial consultant

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by

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Alfred Sweeney

Set Decoration by

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Arthur Jeph Parker ... (as Art Parker)

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins

Makeup Department

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Robert Dawn ... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Edouard F. Henriques ... makeup artist (as Eddie Henriques)
Gladys Witten ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Frank Baur ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
Wally Samson ... production manager: studio features (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Victor Hsu ... assistant director
Kalai Strode ... second assistant director
Kevin G. Cremin ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Terry E. Lewis ... property master (as Terry Lewis)
Gunnar Mattson ... construction coordinator
Hank Giardina ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Mike Humburger ... leadman (uncredited)
Richard McKenzie ... set designer (uncredited)
Chuck Shepard ... second assistant property master (uncredited)
Kenny Swenson ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sig Tingloff ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bub Asman ... sound effects editor
Pierre Jalbert ... dialogue editor
Larry Jost ... sound mixer
Alan Robert Murray ... sound effects editor (as Alan Murray)
Alan L. Nineberg ... dialogue editor (as Alan Nineberg)
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as John Keene Wilkinson)
Clint Althouse ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Joseph P. Mercurio ... special effects (as Joe Mercurio)

Stunts

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Debby Porter ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Genne ... first assistant camera
Wally Hice ... dolly grip
J. Michael Marlett ... gaffer (as Mike Marlett)
Guy Polzel ... key grip
Timothy E. Wade ... camera operator (as Tim Wade)
Roger Blauvelt ... best boy: studio (uncredited)
Clarence Ebert ... second grip (uncredited)
Ron Frantzvog ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Hartley ... electrician (uncredited)
Greg Langham ... electrician (uncredited)
Phillip Marlett ... best boy (uncredited)
Chris Nagle ... grip (uncredited)
Hal Nelson ... grip (uncredited)
Glenn K. Shimada ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Mel Traxel ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Norman A. Burza ... costume supervisor: men (as Norman Burza)
Betsy Cox ... costume supervisor: women
Harold Crawford ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
James P. Cullen ... costumer (uncredited)
Roger Gallo Garcia ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Tom Numbers ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jette Sorensen ... location auditor
James Herbert ... location manager (uncredited)
Frank Nurre ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Mick ... music editor
John Scott ... conductor / orchestrator
Dennis Budimir ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Carl Fortina ... orchestra manager (uncredited)
Lincoln Mayorga ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... musician: Trumpet (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
John Neufeld ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Waddy Wachtel ... musician: guitar (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Dickey Nesenger ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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James Thornsberry ... transportation coordinator (as Jim Thornsberry)
Chuck Alsobrook ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Gene Biernot ... driver: prop truck (uncredited)
Tom Dragna ... driver: effects truck (uncredited)
Tom Greene ... driver: motorhome (uncredited)
Millard Lemon ... driver: grip truck (uncredited)
Larry Merideth ... driver: wardrobe truck (uncredited)
Carlos G. Rodriguez Jr. ... driver: catering (uncredited)
Greg Van Dyke ... driver: camera truck (uncredited)
Randy White ... driver: production van (uncredited)
Mike Wills ... driver: crew cab (uncredited)

Other crew

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Bruce Bahrenburg ... unit publicist
Tom Fears ... football coach / football coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Doug Grossman ... technical advisor
Wanda Mull ... secretary to unit production manager (as Wanda R. Mull)
Frank O'Neill ... football coordinator / football trainer
Martin Brown ... craft service (uncredited)
Ron Eisenman ... first aid (uncredited)
Richard Espinoza ... production trainee (uncredited)
David R. Lawson ... medic (uncredited)
Gerry Okuneff ... assistant football coach (uncredited)
Carlos G. Rodriguez Jr. ... cook (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ron Chapman ... special thanks: Radio Station KVIL Dallas-Fort Worth
Robert H. Kovoloff ... special thanks: Associated Film Promotions, Inc.
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Afterburner

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Taglines "Wait till you see the weird part." [USA Theatrical] See more »
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Also Known As
  • 40 hommes à abattre (France)
  • Die Bullen von Dallas (Germany)
  • Futballcirkusz (Hungary)
  • Det skitne spillet (Norway)
  • Futebol - de corpo e alma (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in More American Graffiti, The Amityville Horror, The Muppet Movie, The Wanderers, North Dallas Forty (1979). See more »
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Quotes Maxwell: You had better learn how to play the game, and I don't mean just the game of football.
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