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Monday Night Mayhem (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama , Sport | TV Movie 14 January 2002
How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

Bill Carter (teleplay by), Marc Gunther (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Luke Reilly ... Herbert Schlosser
Sam Freed Sam Freed ... Fred Pierce
Steve Nuke ... The Ringleader - PA #1
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sportriporter See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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A seminal (at best) football fan speaks
19 January 2002 | by supersarcastic1See all my reviews

This was a great movie!! I didn't expect to like it, but the actors were so dead on in their performances, it was impossible to resist. I rarely watch football anymore, largely because there is no show with the chemistry of the original Monday Night Football lineup. A lot of ink was given to incredible acting displayed by John Turturro as Howard Cosell, but in my opinion, Brad Beyer was even better as Don Meredith. Who likeable enough as a sportscaster, always seemed two dimensional until Beyers performance.


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