I began watching this 1969 Academy Award winning movie tonight for the first time. (I, oddly, watch movies in 40 minute increments when I jog on my treadmill.) I have never seen the movie before.
So far: Really Good.
It was rated "X" when it was released but that's a bit comical. I think back in 1969 an "X" rating simply meant "mature". Thus far, it's been nothing but a soft R rated movie - but probably pretty dang shocking in 1969.
And I had to giggle when I learned the lead character's name was "Joe Buck". (The same name as the lead NFL play-by-play man for Fox).