IDOLS OF THE GAME: LOVE AND MONEY
A two-hour documentary examining the influence of money on the careers of some of America’s greatest sports legends. The film weaves together four stories, each pairing two iconic firgures: Shoeless Joe Jackson and Jim Bouton; Knute Rockne and Lou Holtz; Roone Arledge and Mary Lou Retton; Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan (featuring rare footage of Jordan’s escape from the NBA to play minor league baseball).
The official website for the film is HERE.
Premiered on TBS and CNN
“Chronicling how athletes define and are defined by their times… views of athletes that offer rare insight. Hopefully the documentarians’ reservoir of energy is not exhausted. Intelligent works… are needed to uplift and inform. ” – The New York Times
“‘Idols of the Game’ offers a desperately needed dose of perspective.” – The New York Times
“A savvy documentary” – The Chicago Tribune