The Sports Pages


30m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A sports anthology telefilm featuring two classic stories from the annals of sports. "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100," is about a by-the-book golfer who is murdered by his golf partner. "The Heidi Bowl," is a fictitious retelling of the events of the infamous 1968 Jets-Raiders football game telec

Film Details

Also Known As
Heidi Bowl, The, How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100, Sports Pages
Release Date
2001
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
30m

Synopsis

A sports anthology telefilm featuring two classic stories from the annals of sports. "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100," is about a by-the-book golfer who is murdered by his golf partner. "The Heidi Bowl," is a fictitious retelling of the events of the infamous 1968 Jets-Raiders football game telecast that NBC cut short by airing the children's television movie "Heidi," angering East Coast sports fans.

In "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100," Doc Lionel Waddems is on trial for murdering his infuriating golf partner. Despite advice from his lawyer, Waddems is adamant about taking the stand to tell his side of the story. An avid practitioner of the game, Waddens has spent years honing his game in pursuit of breaking 100. On that fateful day, the goal seemed to finally be within his reach, except for the fact that Waddems chose HOward Greene for his partner. Attorney Greene, a stickler for the rules, often quoted the offical rules of golf from memory, much to Doc Waddems' chagrin and irritation, But the ball seemed to be doing Waddems' bidding; nothing or no one was going to stop him, especially not Greene. Doc Waddems was going to break 100 -- even if it killed his partner and sent him to prison for life.

In "The Heidi Bowl," in winter 1968, the New York Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, were making their way towards the championship in a close game against the Oakland Raiders. With 65 minutes left, and the outcome of the game still bery much in question, a network technician switched the television programming to begin airing the children's classic, "Heidi," leaving thousands of New Yorkers mystified and outraged. The characters include: Melinda, a switchboard operator at the network whose equipment can't handle the influx of viewer calls; her husband Frank, whose small get-together turns into a full-scale party; Marvin, a bookie whose personal fortune depends on the outcome of the game; Peyton, a rookie technician who caused the game to disappear; and Mr. White, the network control room supervisor.

Crew

Patrick Banister

Art Director

Amanda Bartley

Assistant Director

John Beatty

Construction Coordinator

Anji Bemben

Hair Stylist

Susan Bloedurn

Costume Supervisor

John Boyle

Sound Mixer

Todd Brooks

Assistant

Jacqueline Cambas

Editor

Bette Chadwick

Casting

Allison Chretien

Set Costumer

Allison Cowitt

Casting

John Davidson

Camera Operator

Jorge De Barrio

Music Arranger

Carter De Haven, Iv

Assistant Editor

Tony De De Pasquale

Other

Tony De De Pasquale

Craft Service

Candice Elzinga

Casting

Mike Fenton

Casting

David E Fluhr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Allison Fraser

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Friedgen

Sound Supervisor

Jason Furukawa

Assistant Director

Gretchen Goode

Production Coordinator

Sheila Goodman

Production Accountant

Phil Gough

Property Master

Holly Gregory

Assistant Camera Operator

Douglas Higgins

Production Designer

Tara Hungerford

Assistant

Ernie Jackson

Stunt Coordinator

Adam Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Producer

Phil Klapwyk

Lighting Technician

Jeffrey Lampert

Producer

Jeffrey Lampert

Line Producer

John Leroy

Key Grip

Kevin Leslie

Assistant Director

Don Marquis

From Story

Frank Marshall

Executive Producer

Rose Marie Mcsherry

Other

Beth Mercer

Script Supervisor

Jay Henry Moritz

Assistant Director

Kristen Morton

Assistant

Helen Mossler

Casting Associate

Murphy

Transportation Coordinator

Cali Newcomen

Costume Designer

Danny Nowak

Director Of Photography

Jim Pate

Assistant Property Master

Mary T Radford

Assistant

Georgi Ramsland

Music Editor

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

John Sleep

Special Effects Coordinator

Martina Smyth

Casting Associate

Margaret Soloman

Makeup

Mike Spadone

Associate Producer

Jeremy Stanbridge

Art Director

Thierry Tanguy

Location Manager

Marie Tate

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Donald Todd

Screenplay

Pascal Verschooris

Unit Production Manager

Joseph Vitarelli

Music

Dan Wallin

Music

Wally Watson

Transportation Captain

George Zaloom

Screenplay

George Zaloom

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Heidi Bowl, The, How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100, Sports Pages
Release Date
2001
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States August 3, 2004

Aired in United States January 7, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 3, 2004

Began shooting October 9, 1999.

Completed shooting November 2, 1999.