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7 edition of North Dallas after forty found in the catalog.

North Dallas after forty

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Published by Villard Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Middle-aged men -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Gent.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3557.E45 N6 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination386 p. ;
    Number of Pages386
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2216831M
    ISBN 100394554264
    LC Control Number89040199

    I am currently reading The Last Magic Summer. But worst of all, so will you -- what if the team loses and you might have made the difference? In Real Life: "I've come to the conclusion that players want to be treated alike," Landry told Cartwright in He majored in communications and graduated with honors in

    But Gent denied it after the film came out. He says, "No shots for me, man, I can't stand needles Readers had no problem connecting the dots. In Reel Life: Maxwell says, "Son, you ain't never gonna get off that bench until you stop fighting them suckers. L'atmosfera pulp, i dialoghi secchi e diretti, il football raccontato in maniera schietta, un protagonista sublime, un finale devastante. Its main characters, a quarterback and a wide receiverare widely considered to be based on Don Meredith and Gent, respectively.

    As the nation sits down, with their chicken wings, chips and salsa, beers and shots, and everything else, they will cheer, in my opinion, a group of over paid people to run around for a few hours, and watch some expensive ads. However, without his book, the nation would have never known the true atmosphere of football in the '60s. He made first-team All-Pro three times and was selected to play in five Pro Bowls. In Real Life: Gent, like many pro athletes, would go to extreme lengths to play, even when badly injured. That character was based on any number of players who got into all that religious bull. Maxwell understands where his friend is coming from, but urges him to take a more pragmatic approach to his dealings with the coaches and the managers.


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North Dallas after forty book

After a four-year career with the Cowboys, Gent wrote North Dallas Forty, a book detailing the widespread use of painkillers in the NFL to keep players on the field. The film makes a decent rental for fans of football, though, so it might be worth a look.

Meggyesy worked for the players association. They had it in slo-mo, and in overheads. In Real Life: Neely says this sequence rings false.

Peter Gent

In Real Life: Gent, like many pro athletes, would go to extreme lengths to play, even when badly injured. Summary: Paramount's effort on North Dallas Forty is rather disappointing given that the picture and sound quality are rather average, and that no extras are present on the disc.

Throughout the novel there is more graphic sex and violence, as well as drug and alcohol abuse without the comic overtones of the film; for instance, the harassment of an unwilling girl at a party that is played for laughs in the movie is a brutal near-rape at an orgy in the novel. It was made into a movie six years later, starring Nick Nolte as an aging player and Mac Davis as a quarterback.

Except B. It's still not the honest portrait of professional athletics that sport buffs have been waiting for. Go figure that out. Meredith retired at age 29, hoping that Landry would ask him to continue playing. Much has changed since the book- some players made it big, some went into other fields, and some are checking out.

The book had received much attention because it was excellent and because many thought the unflattering portrait of pro football, Dallas Cowboys-style, was fairly accurate.

He was Some scenes are too absurd to be believed. Indeed, it might actually resonate more deeply now, in light of all the recent CTE stories and studies. Government sponser militia. Gent stands by his self-assessment, and says that Landry agreed about his ability to catch the ball. Gent died Friday from a pulmonary illness at his home in Bangor, Mich.

Inwhen Phil Elliott finally decided to walk away from football, audiences could easily imagine him settling into a happy life on the ranch with his new girlfriend Charlotte Dayle Haddonwith scars and stiff joints the only unpleasant reminder of his gridiron glory days.

Rent it. Its main characters, a quarterback and a wide receiverare widely considered to be based on Don Meredith and Gent, respectively. As I got older, the pain took longer and longer to recede after the season.

In Reel Life: Everyone's drinking during the hunting trip, and one series of shots comes dangerously close to Elliott and Maxwell. Inwith the arrival of Lance Rentzel and health problems, he was moved to tight end and he played in only seven games one start.

In Reel Life: Elliott and Maxwell break into the trainer's medicine cabinet, and take all kinds of stuff, including speed and painkillers.

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His attempts at becoming a disc jockey and a television sportscaster failed. It wasn't that Landry was wrong; Cleveland just wasn't right. When he was cut in training camp the following summer, he returned to Dallas, his football career over. Tom thought that everyone should know who was letting them down.

The coach sits down in front of a computer, scrolling through screen after screen of information. He stops and points to the monitor.May 09,  · North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent, – Gent, a former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver, wrote this novel about a “fictional” football team in Dallas (but not named the Cowboys, wink wink).

His style mirrors Hunter S. Thompson (including the drinking, drugs, and sex) and it’s perhaps the best look inside the Landry Cowboys and life as a Cowboy. This sequel to Gent's very funny look behind the scenes of professional football, North Dallas Forty, is not what you'd expect.

Most of the major characters are back, and their lives after football a. North Dallas Grill is a bar, it's kind of crowded and noisy at one end, but the other end is quieter and there were families. There is also a very nice outdoor area with a fire pit.

It was past dusk so too chilly for us to sit outside, but a few chose to dine around the fire. It's a lot bigger inside than it looks from outside/5(62). Jul 30,  · North Dallas after forty by Peter Gent,Signet edition, in English This book picks up where North Dallas Forty ended, and many of the same characters appear, along with new ones who were connected to events in the first novel.

Edition Notes paperback The Physical Object Pages: Having enjoyed both North Dallas 40 and other titles by Peter Gent, I was surprised to find this particular title somewhat lacking. Of course, it is a reprisal of the characters we met in the original ND40 but quite a few years have passed and the lives of the main characters are not quite the same as they were/5.

Released in Augustjust in time for the NFL pre-season, North Dallas Forty was a late entry in the long list of Seventies films pitting an alienated antihero against the unyielding monolith.