Monday Night Mayhem

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Monday Night Mayhem

american football live broadcast television broadcast

Monday Night Mayhem

Release Date: January 14, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «Gifford. Cosell. Meredith. There was more action in the booth than on the field.»
Genres    :   Drama
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Director    :   Ernest R. Dickerson
Producers    :   Kalina Ivanov, Patricia McCorkle, Leslie Greif, Natascha Tillmanns, Natascha Tillmanns, Tiffany McLinn, Lewis Kleinberg
Writers    :   Bill Carter
RunTime    :   98 mins.

The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback 'Dandy' Don Meredith (Brad Beyer), along with Keith Jackson (Shuler Hensley), and the combative Howard Cosell (John Turturro) as commentators for the broadcasts, which become funny, odd trio events to millions of viewers. Jackson departs the show after the first year to take over the network's focus on college football, and former New York Giants star Frank Gifford (Kevin Anderson) takes his place, ruffling Cosell's feathers. Then things get really crazy!

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