Monday Night Mayhem

Monday Night Mayhem is a 2002 television film about the origin of ABC's television series Monday Night Football. It debuted on the U.S. cable TV network TNT. It was based on the 1988 nonfiction book of the same title by Marc Gunther and Bill Carter.

Monday Night Mayhem
Monday Night Mayhem
Directed byErnest Dickerson
StarringJohn Turturro
Distributed byTNT
Release date
January 14, 2002 (TNT)
CountryUnited States


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In the same year, Jon Voight portrayed Howard Cosell in the Michael Mann biopic Ali (2002). Voight's performance earned him an Academy Award nomination.


The movie was released on DVD on September 10, 2002.

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