Monday Night Mayhem

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Monday Night Mayhem ★★½2002

Behind-the-scenes look at “Monday Night Football,” the unexpectedly sucessful televised game sanctioned by the NFL in 1969 and produced for ABC by Roone Arledge (Heard). TV broadcaster Howard Cosell (John Turturro) makes his mark but comes to resent players-turned-commentators Frank Gifford (Anderson) and Don Meredith (Beyer) who join him. 98m/C VHS, DVD . John Turturro, John Heard, Kevin Anderson, Nicholas Turturro, Brad Beyer, Patti LuPone, Eli Wallach; D: Ernest R. Dickerson; W: Bill Carter; C: Jonathan Freeman; M: Van Dyke Parks. CABLE