Wide receiver Phil Elliott is fighting to keep his career off the sidelines in this gritty gridiron classic. Elliott has done it all: drugs, booze, playing through injuries. But now he’s asking questions management doesn’t want to answer.
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This is not only the greatest football movie ever made, but it is one of the more solid sports films of all time. More importantly, given its main theme (team owners wantonly abusing players' bodies- practically using them as chattle) it is incredibly relevant. Nolte gives a knockout performance as an end who has had enough of ownership who has no regard for their players' well-being.