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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.
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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)

Alex 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
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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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 »
Anachronisms: On 5 September 1983 when Howard Cosell made the comment "That little monkey gets loose doesn't he," O.J. Simpson was not yet a booth commentator. The team was still comprised of Gifford, Meredith, and Cosell.See more »
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Entertaining expose on a successful TV institution., 18 January 2002
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

To expound or pontificate without just and moral actuality sustained with guarded malice and remorse would be an injustice, disservice and undeniable shame. This is a very good TNT production that is not afraid to show the back stabbing, bitching, pompous ego clashing and 'money talking' maneuvers that made Monday Night Football a revered TV institution.

Putting three men in a booth to call a football game was thought to be foolish, haphazard and ratings suicide. Just getting the right trio was not the easiest thing to do, let alone an event that would flourish without its own inherit complications on, off and behind the camera. The focal character from which this story radiates is that of Howard Cosell, portrayed excellently by John Turturro, who never played football, but could make you believe he invented the game. Cosell with his talented brand of commentary seemed well versed and articulate of any and every topic one wanted to entertain.

There are other notable characters that have major parts in this mayhem that began in 1970. There is football heroes Frank Gifford(played by Kevin Anderson)and 'Dandy' Don Meredith(Brad Beyer). John Heard seems flawless as major contributor good and bad, producer Roone Arledge. Outstanding is Nicholas Turturro as director Chet Forte. Forte's story alone is like opening a can of worms. In smaller rolls, but not taking away from their actual importance to Monday Night Football are Shuler Hensley playing a disgruntled Keith Jackson; Michael McGrath as the stoic Jim McKay; Zak Orth portraying Don Ohlmeyer; and Chad Coleman as O.J. Simpson.

High fives to director Ernest R. Dickerson and of course the Turturro brothers. Even if you were not a faithful follower of Monday Night Football or even a sports fan in general you should still find this interesting. Hardcore fans and armchair quarterbacks can use this as entertaining fodder to sustain the memory of the beast. Monday Night Football was mayhem.

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