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North Dallas Forty (3-Aug-1979)

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Writers: Frank Yablans; Ted Kotcheff; Peter Gent

From novel by: Peter Gent

Music Composed and Conducted by: John Scott

Producer: Frank Yablans

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Football

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan Autry
31-Jul-1952   In The Heat of the Night
Dabney Coleman
3-Jan-1932   Moustache from 9 To 5
Mac Davis
21-Jan-1942   Rock/Country Singer/Songwriter
Charles Durning
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
Steve Forrest
29-Sep-1924 18-May-2013 S.W.A.T.
John Matuszak
25-Oct-1950 17-Jun-1989 Oakland Raider turned actor
Nick Nolte
8-Feb-1941   48 Hours
G. D. Spradlin
31-Aug-1920 24-Jul-2011 Canadian Bacon
Bo Svenson
13-Feb-1944   North Dallas Forty


Nick Nolte   ...   Phillip Elliott
Mac Davis   ...   Maxwell
Charles Durning   ...   Coach Johnson
Dayle Haddon   ...   Charlotte
Bo Svenson   ...   Jo Bob Priddy
Steve Forrest   ...   Conrad Hunter
G. D. Spradlin   ...   B. A. Strothers
Dabney Coleman   ...   Emmett
Savannah Smith   ...   Joanne
Marshall Colt   ...   Art Hartman
Guich Koock   ...   Eddie Rand
John Matuszak   ...   O. W. Shaddock
Deborah Benson   ...   Mrs. Hartman
James F. Boeke   ...   Stallings
John Bottoms   ...   VIP
Walter Brooke   ...   Doctor
Alan Autry   ...   Balford
Danny J. Bunz   ...   Tony Douglas
Jane Daly   ...   Ruth
Rad Daly   ...   Conrad, Jr.
Cliff Frazier   ...   Monroe
Stanley Grover   ...   March
Glenn Michael Jones   ...   Locker Boy
Frank O'Neill   ...   Assistant Trainer
Tommy Reamon   ...   Delma
Tom Reese   ...   Coach Waddy
Jeffrey Severson   ...   Partridge
Grant Kilpatrick   ...   Monsignor
Kevin Cooney   ...   Pete Peterson
Tony Frank   ...   Rindquist
Doug France   ...   Alcie Weeks
Garrie Kelly   ...   Party Guest
Debbie Turner   ...   Party Guest
Michele Turner   ...   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 Larkin   ...   Peggy
Don J. Berberet   ...   Referee
Randall Braxtan   ...   Billy Fitch
Kory Olson   ...   Salesman
Louie Kelcher   ...   Football Player
Harold Jackson   ...   Football Player
Mike Ballew   ...   Football Player
Martin Imhof   ...   Football Player
Ronnie L. Coleman   ...   Football Player
Boyd Matson   ...   TV Announcer
Ross Porter   ...   TV Announcer


Review by anonymous (posted on 8-May-2006)

Here is a 4 star movie in the finest sense of the phrase. Nick Nolte & Mac Davis pair up in a very real to life depiction of what its like to be on a pro football team (in the 70s that is) You can't help liking Phil Elliot & his buddy Seth as they beat the system until the very end of the movie, where the climax & Noltes superior talents as an actor are truly revealed. Davis is a major surprise as a country singer turned Hollywood actor & gives a very fine performance in this comedy/drama. Excellent casting & look for Charles Durning playing, yet again another sinister role as the assistant coach. G.D.Spradlin & Dabney Coleman also give fine performances as Head Coach & the brother of the teams owner. This movie makes you want more of the same. No sequels & it's too bad there were none, because these guys do a great job making you feel like you're right in the locker room with them.

Review by Don Nell (posted on 27-Apr-2007)

I was just telling somebody recently about it and went to refresh my memory on some details when this website came up in the search results. I said this was probably one of the best sports movies ever made and would be well worth seeing for anyone with even the most casual interest in football, because the story transcends the activities of a fictional pro team and was based on a book by a former player. Thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining with an especially good musical score that is kind of jazzy.

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