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Release Date:
14 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Gifford. Cosell. Meredith. There was more action in the booth than there was on the field.
How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Turturro ... Howard Cosell

John Heard ... Roone Arledge

Kevin Anderson ... Frank Gifford

Nicholas Turturro ... Chet Forte

Brad Beyer ... Don Meredith

Patti LuPone ... Emmy Cosell

Eli Wallach ... Leonard Goldenson

Shuler Hensley ... Keith Jackson

Brennan Brown ... Bob Goodrich

Leo Burmester ... Carl Lindemann

Chad L. Coleman ... O.J. Simpson (as Chad Coleman)

Steve Schirripa ... Sal
Luke Reilly ... Herbert Schlosser
Sam Freed ... Fred Pierce

Steve Nuke ... The Ringleader - PA #1

Asio Highsmith ... Fred Williamson
John Otis ... Curt Gowdy
Michael McGrath ... Jim McKay

Glenn Howerton ... Dick Ebersol
Evan Thompson ... Henry Ford
James Villani ... Petey the P.A.

Nathaniel Marston ... Reporter in Bar
Jeffrey Dreisbach ... First Questioner
Priscilla Shanks ... Marti

Mark Lazarus ... John Lazarus

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Alex Karras
Matthew Sussman ... David Gerber

Frank Senger ... Construction Guy

P.J. Brown ... FBI Agent

Patch Darragh ... Hotel Clerk (as Patrick Darraugh)
George Greif ... Art Rooney

Tom Flynn ... Reporter #2
Bill Pitts ... Reporter #3

Paul Romero ... Outraged Miami Fan
J.D. Wolfe ... RFK Reporter #1
Barry Hirsch ... RFK Reporter #2

Al Thompson ... Ricky Reid
Kristen Taylor Burns ... Student #2
Valerie Murphy ... Technician #1

Annie Hoffman ... Booth Stage Manager
Louis Hirsch ... P.A. #2
Lloyd Goodman ... P.A. #3
Mark Alhadeff ... P.A. #4 - Death Threat

Nathan Wetherington ... Berated P.A.

Frank Ferrara ... Goon
Dominic Chianese Jr. ... Bookie
Copes White ... Street Fighter
Andy Duppin ... Street Fighter
Dan Carter ... P.A. - Canton Ohio
Roberta Dean ... Peg
Ashley Baer ... Georgia Peach
Alexander Bogner ... Fireman
Charles E. Noyes ... Justin Cosell - Age 3
Jake Mallin ... Justin Cosell - Age 13
Jo Ann Zolfo ... 'Succulent Lip' Woman (as Josephine Zolfo)
Jeff Sine ... Disco Dancer
Natalie Greif ... Little Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Skippy D ... ABC Technician
Michael Edward Baker ... NFL Executive (uncredited)

Barrymore Barlow ... Roadie (uncredited)

Brian d'Arcy James ... Al Michaels (uncredited)
Sian DeVega ... Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (uncredited)

Tony Devon ... Al Davis (uncredited)

Michelle DiBenedetti ... Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (uncredited)

Carson Grant ... Leonard Tose (uncredited)

Molly Griffith ... Blonde (uncredited)

Zak Orth ... Don Ohlmeyer (uncredited)

Damaine Radcliff ... NY Jets Football Player (uncredited)
Robert Ruvolo ... Assistant Athletic Trainer (uncredited)

Antonio Saillant ... Football Owner (uncredited)

Charlie Sara ... Guest at Award Dinner (uncredited)

Jay Thomas ... Pete Rozelle (uncredited)

Abby Wathen ... Yale College Student (uncredited)

Ray Wineteer ... Bartender (uncredited)

Elizabeth Wood ... (uncredited)

Alexander Wraith ... Joe Namath (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernest R. Dickerson  (as Ernest Dickerson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Carter  book
Bill Carter  teleplay
Marc Gunther  book

Produced by
Bryan Gawron .... associate producer
Leslie Greif .... executive producer
Lewis Kleinberg .... co-executive producer
Natascha Tillmanns .... line producer
Tiffany McLinn Lore .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Grant Geissman  (as Grant Geisman)
Van Dyke Parks 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Freeman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Lovejoy 
Casting by
Patricia McCorkle  (as Pat McCorkle)
Production Design by
Kalina Ivanov 
Art Direction by
Frank White III 
Set Decoration by
Pamela Roy-Stasney  (as Pamela Roy)
Costume Design by
James and Dana M. Campbell Hammer  (as James P. Hammer and Dana Campbell)
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... key hair stylist
Sharon Ilson .... makeup department head
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: John Turrentino (uncredited)
Joseph Farulla .... prosthetics designer: John Turturro (uncredited)
Leslie Fuller .... assistant makeup department head (uncredited)
Heidi Kulow .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Rosanne Puchal .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Santiago .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Natascha Tillmanns .... unit production manager
Joseph Zolfo .... production supervisor (as Joseph Nicholas Zolfo)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cindy Craig .... second assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director
Steve Booth .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Alfonso Trinidad .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kevin Ladson .... property master
Jason 'Jay' Brown .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mark Lane-Davies .... stand-by scenic (uncredited)
Victor Littlejohn .... props (uncredited)
R. Vincent Smith .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Bach .... supervising dialogue editor
Deborah Dobson Bach .... adr editor
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
William Jacobs .... supervising sound editor
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer (as Peter S. Reale)
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Chris Kellet .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Schavaria Reeves .... cable (uncredited)
Alexander Schwartz .... foley artist (uncredited)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Victor Scalise .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Houston .... b camera operator
Gábor Kövér .... a camera operator
William Lehne .... construction coordinator
James McMillan .... key grip (as Jim McMillan III)
Lance E. Phox .... gaffer (as Lance Phox)
Ilya Akiyoshi .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Tony Arnaud .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Denise Bailie .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Rebecca Brillhart .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Terrence Laron Burke .... grip (uncredited)
Jon Delgado .... electrician (uncredited)
Patrick Fontana .... electrician (uncredited)
Daryl Furr .... electrician (uncredited)
Jendra Jarnagin .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Lance Mayer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Nate Ranger .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lance Rieck .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Darren Ryan .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Rob Salviotti .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Anthony Savini .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Sean Sheridan .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... extras casting (uncredited)
Ed Lewis .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Sam Lisenco .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Brian Pitt .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Dani Super .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pattie J. Barbosa .... key set costumer (uncredited)
Addie Hall .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Courtney McClain .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Eden Miller .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Kenneth Shinabery .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lynn Abroms .... assistant film editor
Dave Keffer .... contributing editor (uncredited)
Scott Klein .... master colorist (uncredited)
John Vladic .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
David Yoneshige .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (as Gregory Sill)
Transportation Department
John Buchman .... transportation co-captain (as John J. Buckman)
Jimmy Nugent .... transportation captain (as Jim Nugent)
Other crew
Michael Bederman .... production assistant
Erin Eccles .... unit publicist (as Erin Calhoun Eccles)
Andrea Greer .... script supervisor (as Andrea Greer Crawford)
Barbara Gregson .... clip researcher
Erica Kay .... production coordinator
Paul Kramer .... location manager
Peter Perrotta .... NYC consultant
Roxanne Senesman .... first assistant accountant
Beth Voiku .... executive assistant to Leslie Greif
Christian Brockey .... production secretary (uncredited)
Roni Deitz .... location scout (uncredited)
Rob Dickerson Jr. .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Lori Elberg .... transcribing (uncredited)
Jordan Brendan Finnegan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Laurie Gershon .... product placement/clearances (uncredited)
Dave Keffer .... title design (uncredited)
Kyle Koromaldi .... location assistant (uncredited)
Darlene Liebman .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
A.R. Brook Lynn .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Mezaros .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Anna Novick .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gary S. Rake .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Anthony Scott .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Tavanese .... production assistant (uncredited)

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USA:98 min
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One scene shows Dallas Cowboy running-back, Tony Dorsett, as he broke the 97-yard record of a touchdown rush, on a single play set by Green Bay Packer, Andy Uram, on Sunday, October 8th, 1939, against Chicago Cardinals, (they are now Arizona Cardinals), and tied by Pittsburgh Steeler, Bob Gage, on Sunday, December 4th, 1949, against Chicago Bears. Tony Dorsett broke the 97-yard record, with a 99-yard touchdown rush, against the Minnesota Vikings, on Monday, January 3rd, 1983.See more »
Anachronisms: 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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not bad . . ., 18 January 2002
Author: bbbaldie from United States

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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