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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 night John Lennon was assassinated, Monday, December 8th, 1980 the Dolphins were playing the Patriots, not the Raiders as in the movie. The game's final score was Miami 16 and New England 13. Miami won with overtime field goal. Also, Don Meredith wasn't in the commentary booth; it was Fran Tarkenton. See more »

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Not bad . . .
18 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my time. I was 11 years old when the Monday Night Football thing got rolling. I probably watched as many games through the 70's as the guy in the movie who converted his garage into a Monday night football sanctuary.

I was a Cosell hater who often listened to music on the stereo while watching games. But I also defended him against the ridiculous racism charges (well presented in the film). He had a runaway mouth and an ego the size of John Madden's stomach, but he was colorblind in the truest sense.

The fact is that the movie was a pretty good show. The historical accuracy was a bit lacking (e.g. the theme song of the "first" game was actually not used until the 80's. I was disappointed that the catchy original tune was not featured. I Love Lucy was also long gone by the late 1960's.). But John Turturo played a mean Howard. His performance made up for the lightweight, almost parodied emoting of Brad Beyer and Chad Coleman. Kevin Anderson's Gifford passed muster, but what a shame we didn't get more of Shuler Hensley's brilliant Keith Jackson. I guess that was ultimately Roone Arledge's fault (nicely played by John Heard).

As far as TNT offerings are concerned, place this movie a (distant) second place to Pirates of Silicon Valley. Not too bad, really.


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