Superdome (film)

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Genre Crime
Written by Barry Oringer (teleplay)
Barry Oringer
Bill Svanoe (story)
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Starring David Janssen
Edie Adams
Ken Howard
Clifton Davis
Music by John Cacavas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) William Frye
Production location(s) Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Editor(s) J. Terry Williams
Running time 97 minutes
Production company(s) ABC Circle Films
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release
  • January 9, 1978 (1978-01-09)

Superdome is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film produced by ABC Circle Films. It premiered on ABC as part of The ABC Monday Night Movie series and was used to promote Super Bowl XII. It featured a cast of stars but was ridiculed for its confusing and sensational plotlines, as well as for containing no football scenes.[1] It was directed by Jerry Jameson and written by Barry Oringer from a story by Oringer and Bill Svanoe.[2]


At the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, both teams' star quarterbacks are preoccupied. Dave Walecki is having marital difficulties, while Jim McCauley is involved in a shady deal with a management firm. Meanwhile, a national gambling syndicate attempts to find a way to stop the heavily favored Cougars from winning the game. All these plots are connected by a police chase of a killer who has attempted to evade law enforcement by ducking into the crowd.


Mystery Science Theater 3000

The film was later used on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1989 on the KTMA season.

Home video releases

The film was released onto VHS under the names The Super Bowl Story and Countdown to the Super Bowl. It is available on DVD. It was also released on DVD in a set called Sam Elliot/Tom Selleck Collection with Blue River, Gone to Texas, and I Will Fight No More Forever.

See also


  1. ^ Superdome on IMDb
  2. ^ "Superdome". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 23, 2016.

External links

  • Superdome (TV 1978) on IMDb

Mystery Science Theater 3000

  • "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Superdome (TV episode 1989) on IMDb
  • Episode guide: K15- Superdome
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