North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

Nick Nolte
Director: Ted Kotcheff Cast: Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
, Mac Davis
Mac Davis
, Charles Durning
Charles Durning
Ted Kotcheff

DVD (Wide Screen / Restored)


In a society in which major league sporting events have replaced Sunday worship as the religion of choice, North Dallas Forty appears like a desecration at the altar. In this film, directed by Ted Kotcheff (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz), the National Football League is revealed to be more about the money than the game. Nick Nolte is North Dallas Bulls pass-catcher Phillip Elliott, whose cynicism and independent spirit is looked upon as troublesome by team coaches Johnson (Charles Durning) and Strothers (G.D. Spradlin) and team owner Conrad Hunter (Steve Forrest). Elliot, at the end of his career and wise to the way players are bought and sold like cattle, goes through the games pumped up on painkillers conveniently provided by the management. His teammates include savvy quarterback Maxwell (Mac Davis) and lunk-headed defensive lineman Jo Bob Priddy (Bo Svenson), who deal with the impersonality and back-biting of the game through off-field diversions. When the Bulls management benches Elliot after manipulating him to help train a fellow teammate, Elliot has to decide whether there is more to life than the game that he loves.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2017
UPC: 0032429286581
Original Release: 1979
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 20,194

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Nolte Phillip Elliott
Mac Davis Maxwell
Charles Durning Coach Johnson
Dabney Coleman Emmett
Dayle Haddon Charlotte
Steve Forrest Conrad Hunter
Bo Svenson Jo Bob Priddy
G.D. Spradlin B.A. Strothers
Savannah Smith Joanne
Marshall Colt Art Hartman
Guich Koock Eddie Rand
John Matuszak O.W. Shaddock
Deborah Benson Mrs. Hartman
Jane Daly Ruth
Rad Daly Conrad
Cliff Frazier Monroe
Stanley Grover March
Jim Boeke Stallings
John Bottoms Vip
Walter Brooke Doctor
Alan Autry Balford
Boyd Matson Sportscaster

Technical Credits
Ted Kotcheff Director,Screenwriter
Jack B. Bernstein Executive Producer
Peter Gent Screenwriter
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Jay Kamen Editor
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Thom Noble Editor
Arthur Jeph Parker Set Decoration/Design
Debby Porter Stunts
John Scott Score Composer
Alfred Sweeney Production Designer
Frank Yablans Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- North Dallas Forty
1. Monday Morning
2. Peter's Party
3. Can't Sleep Here
4. "When I Was A Child"
5. Joanne
6. Game Film
7. Indoor Scrimmage
8. B12 Shots
9. Training Room
10. The Pain
11. Inspirational Reading
12. Practice Field Maneuvers
13. Dream House
14. The Needle
15. Pregame Psyche
16. The Eyes Of Texas
17. Two Minute Offense
18. Post Game
19. Slightly Damaged
20. "Put Away Childish Things"

Customer Reviews

North Dallas Forty 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's completely unfair to label this a ''sports film'' albeit one of the greatest of all time. This is a powerhouse drama and a riveting indictment of corporate America. One of the nicest acting surprises of 1979 was Mac Davis as Seth Maxwell. He and Nick Nolte play off each other to perfection, like any great QB-WR combo does every Sunday. A haunting soundtrack that should have been released and charted.