August 3, 1979
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
This film is based on the Dallas Cowboys football team during the 1970s. It portrays the personal side of professional football players and what they endure. The film shows how easy it is for football players to become addicted to alcohol and painkillers. Audiences can sympathize with football players as the film shows the reality of sports injuries and pain. The dark side of professional football players is brought to light during the film. High salaries and being a celebrity is not as glamorous as it seems as portrayed in the movie. Intense scenes make the movie worth watching for football fans. Audiences learn what it's really like being a professional football star and America's sweetheart football team. The movie makes the point about the unglamorous side of professional football.