ESPN's "Elway To Marino" Documentary Tells Story Of '83 NFL Draft
ESPN tonight will air its latest "30 for 30" documentary, "Elway to Marino," which centers on the '83 NFL Draft. The film is narrated by Tom Selleck and is "mostly told from the unique perspective of agent Marvin Demoff," who represented both John Elway and Dan Marino (PALMBEACHPOST.com, 4/23). The documentary is NFL Films' first production for the "30 for 30" series and is directed by Ken Rodgers, "who runs the 'Hard Knocks' show." The "star" of the film is Demoff's diary, which "details virtually every conversation with team owners, executives and coaches" (LATIMES.com, 4/23).
The DENVER POST's Mike Klis noted the film "reveals stunning details on John Elway's refusal to play for the Baltimore Colts," and it "explores the ill-founded rumors of Marino's drug use." AWFUL ANNOUNCING's Ben Koo writes the documentary "brings the 1983 draft to life in a way that is stirring, intriguing, and at times shocking," and most viewers "will place the film somewhere in the middle of their own 30 for 30 rankings." SI's Peter King wrote the film serves as a reminder that the '83 Draft provided "the most fascinating first round ever."