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Monday Night Mayhem (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  14 January 2002 (USA)
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How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be.

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Gifford. Cosell. Meredith. There was more action in the booth than there was on the field.

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The release date of Monday, January 14th, 2002 was on the 29th anniversary of the Miami Dolphins defeating the Washington Redskins, 14 to 7, in Super Bowl VII, (VII is 7 in Roman Numerals) and were undefeated in the 1972-73 season, winning all 17 games, with 17 wins and 0 losses record, winning all 14 regular season games and all 3 post-season games. Super Bowl VII's (7 in Roman Numerals) 14 to 7 score is the lowest scoring Super Bowl game. There was just 21 points scored, combined. 14 + 7 = 21. Additional Fact of 7th Super Bowl, The difference was 7 points in Super Bowl 7. 14 minus 7 = 7. See more »

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The theme for MNF's first season was not "Heavy Action" as depicted in this film, but rather "Score" by Bob's Band. The opening including a montage of shots from the live truck with the director's voice cuing technicians and camera operators and counting down to 9:00 p.m. See more »

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"I tell it like it is!"

I must admit that The start of ABC'S Monday Night Football was before my time, But personally, I thought this was an excellent telling of the events leading from it's creation to the resignation of Howard Cosell. John Heard portrays Roone Arledge, the man behind the creation of ABC's Monday Night Football. He enlists play by play announcers Howard Cosell (John Turturro), "Dandy" Don Meredith (Brad Beyer), Keith Jackson (Shuler Hensley), and later, Frank Gifford (Kevin Anderson). The movie centers mainly on the action happening inside the booth, And on its rise to popularity. Memorable scenes include a drunken Cosell doing play by play during an Eagles game, Meredith at the Mile High Stadium literally "Mile High", and a scene where Cosell drops a lit cigarette butt(accidently) into Keith Jackson's trouser cuff during play-by-play, while Jackson, noticing his pants are on fire, nonchalantly pours his coffee onto the flame without missing a beat. But the main events center around Howard Cosell, who eventually became to stuck on himself and resulted in him resigning and never returning to the broadcast booth.

As to the acting, John Turturro lives up to being in the starring role and is excellent as Cosell. Heard gives another great performance as Arledge, Beyer and Anderson, whom I've never seen before are great as Meredith and Gifford, John's bother, Nicholas Turturro, puts in a strong performance as the director of the show, and Eli Wallach is great as always with the screen time that he is given.

all in all a very entertaining look into Monday Night Football. TNT does it again

10 out of 10


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