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Rebels with a Cause: The Story of the American Football League (1995)

This documentary chronicles the story of the American Football League from its founding in 1960 to its merger with the National Football League in 1966. Included is footage from some of the... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Al Davis Al Davis ... Himself
Hal Douglas ... Narrator (voice)
Curt Gowdy Curt Gowdy ... Himself / Narrator
Jack Kemp Jack Kemp ... Himself
Vincent Lombardi ... Himself (archive footage)
John Madden ... Himself
Paul Maguire Paul Maguire ... Himself
Joe Namath ... Himself
Liev Schreiber ... Narrator (voice)
Hank Stram Hank Stram ... Himself
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This documentary chronicles the story of the American Football League from its founding in 1960 to its merger with the National Football League in 1966. Included is footage from some of the early A.F.L. games as well as the first four Super Bowls. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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USA

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English

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1995 (USA) See more »

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HBO Sports See more »
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Alternate Versions

When HBO re-aired the documentary in 2010 it featured a prologue with John Madden discussing the content of the film as well as making a mention of the fact that several of the people in the film had since passed away. Also, a dedication was tacked on at the end of the film acknowledging those in the film that did die including league founder Lamar Hunt and broadcaster Curt Gowdy. See more »

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Great Documentary On Football
25 February 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one of the finest documentaries on the sport of football. It shows how the American Football League got its start and how the competition with the older and more established National Football League and eventually force the merger which made the N.F.L. what it is today. You also look at the events surrounding the first four Super Bowl games and how it evolved into one of the greatest annual sporting events in history. Another thing that made this documentary great was the fact that it showed how the A.F.L. was took the lead in drafting players from the historical black universities such as Grambling and Southern. This is definitely one great documentary.


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