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8 p.m. Eastern: "North Dallas Forty" starting now

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jr/shotglass, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    On Versus.
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    You 'bout to get knee-deep in it, poot?
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I've left pieces of my body on fields from Cleveland to Los Angeles.

    Will always be one of the greatest lines about pro football.

    Man, does Dayle Haddon ever come off as a spoiled little princess on later looks at this film.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Elliot: "Can you believe they cut Stallings?"

    Maxwell: "Who's Stallings?"
  5. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    The weird part?

    Yeah, it gets weird.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Still has killer eyes tho...
  7. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I just started reading the book. Very good so far.
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I read the book before I saw the movie -- a rarity for me.

    And the book really held me. Gent could write a little.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    How was Savannah in that movie?
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Was on in the background while I freelanced last night, for get-up looks at several key scenes, including the scrimmage in the gym, the part where he can't sleep, the last game and the locker room after, and of course the end.

    I was struck a little more last night that he REALLY wanted to keep playing when all was said and done, but knew it wouldn't work. Even after all he'd been through.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    This was a great movie for "checking in" on certain scenes. Definitely the ones you mentioned.

    I'll never forget the look on backup QB Hartmann's face when Seth told him, "A little bit of lying is good for a marriage." And how the morality play later played out with him dropping the PAT snap.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I love the book. Like the move a lot too. But you really have to suspend belief to accept Nick Nolte as a wide receiver and Mac Davis as a star quarterback -- even for the 1970s.
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