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Writers:
Bill Carter (book)
Bill Carter (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 January 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Gifford. Cosell. Meredith. There was more action in the booth than there was on the field.
Plot:
How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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The Hatfields and McCoys Gets Kevin Costner
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Entertaining expose on a successful TV institution. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (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

Jay Thomas ... Pete Rozelle

Eli Wallach ... Leonard Goldenson

Zak Orth ... Don Ohlmeyer

Shuler Hensley ... Keith Jackson

Brennan Brown ... Bob Goodrich

Leo Burmester ... Carl Lindemann

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

Steve Schirripa ... Sal

Steve Nuke ... The Ringleader - PA #1
Michael McGrath ... Jim McKay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Edward Baker ... NFL Executive

P.J. Brown ... FBI agent
Kristen Taylor Burns ... Student #1
Dominic Chianese Jr. ... Bookie

Brian d'Arcy James ... Al Michaels
Skippy D ... ABC Technician
Patch Darragh ... Hotel clerk (as Patrick Darraugh)

Tony Devon ... Al Davis

Jeffrey Dreisbach ... First questioner

Frank Ferrara ... Goon
Tom Flynn ... News Reporter

Carson Grant ... Leonard Tose
George Greif ... Art Rooney

Molly Griffith ... Blonde
Asio Highsmith ... Fred Williamson
Louis Hirsch ... PA #2

Annie Hoffman ... Stage Manager

Glenn Howerton ... Dick Ebersol

Kyle Koromaldi ... PA #3

Mark Lazarus ... John Lazarus

Nathaniel Marston ... Reporter in bar
John Otis ... Curt Gowdy

Damaine Radcliff ... NY Jets FootBall Player
Luke Reilly ... Herbert Schlosser
Robert Ruvolo ... Assistant Athletic Trainer

Antonio Saillant ... Football Owner

Charlie Sara ... Guest at award dinner

Frank Senger ... Construction guy
Priscilla Shanks ... Marti
Kevin Steib ... Football player

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

Al Thompson ... Ricky Reid
Evan Thompson ... Henry Ford
James Villani ... Petey the P.A.

Abby Wathen ... Yale College Student

Nathan Wetherington ... The berated pa

Elizabeth Wood

Alexander Wraith ... Joe Namath
Jo Ann Zolfo ... 'Succulent Lip' Woman

Barrymore Barlow ... Roadie (uncredited)
Sian DeVega ... Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (uncredited)

Michelle DiBenedetti ... Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (uncredited)

Ray Wineteer ... Bartender (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ernest R. Dickerson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Carter  book
Bill Carter  screenplay
Marc Gunther  book

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

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USA:98 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
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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