Monday Night Mayhem

2002, Movie, NR, 99 mins

The appeal of this brash, made-for-TV exercise in nostalgia is directly proportionate to viewers' fond memories of the birth of Monday Night Football, an innovation in prime-time sports programming. Back in 1970, third-place network ABC needed something to give them an edge against NBC and ABC's Monday-night lineups. The front-running networks pass on Pete Rozelle's brainchild — football broadcasts on Monday evenings — clearing the way for prescient producer Roone Arledge (John Heard) to persuade ABC CEO Leonard Goldenson (Eli Wallach) to test the novel idea. Before long, NBC and CBS honchos are kicking themselves and trying to lure away ABC's newly popular...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 99 mins

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