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The much anticipated ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary Mike and the Mad Dog will debut next month at the Tribeca Film festival.
The ESPN films 30 for 30 documentary Mike and the Mad Dog will make its world debut at the Tribeca Film festival next month, the festival announced on Wednesday.
The documentary will be shown on April 21 as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports film festival. The film, which was directed by Daniel H. Forer, focuses on the success of WFAN pioneers Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. Francesa and Mad Dog worked together at WFAN for 19 years before their show ended in 2008.
I think the big thing that I learned is that you get to know Mike (Francesa) and Chris (Russo) behind the curtain, and I think that’s what fans are wanting,” Andy Billman of ESPN Films told the New York Daily News on Saturday. “And I think especially with Francesa, he goes into some areas that he probably never goes into. Mike’s not a guy who talks a lot about his personal life, but he gets into it. I think it’s very fascinating.”
ESPN hasn’t announced yet when it will air the Mike and the Mad Dog documentary. Francesa still works at WFAN and Russo has his own channel on Sirius XM.
We are looking forward to seeing the documentary.