Four Falls of Buffalo

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Four Falls of Buffalo
Four Falls of Buffalo poster.jpg
Directed by Ken Rodgers
Produced by Michelle Girardi Zumwalt
Starring
Narrated by William Fichtner
Distributed by ESPN Films
Release date
  • December 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Four Falls of Buffalo is a 2015 documentary film produced for ESPN's 30 for 30 series and directed by Ken Rodgers of NFL Films.[1] The film profiles the Buffalo Bills teams of the early 1990s, when the franchise became the first team to play in — and lose — four consecutive Super Bowls.[2][3]

The film goes through the Bills four "Super Bowl" years featuring retrospectives and insight on such famous plays as Scott Norwood's 47-yard field goal miss at the end of Super Bowl XXV, Thurman Thomas' misplaced helmet at the start of Super Bowl XXVI, and Don Beebe's strip of Leon Lett's attempted fumble return in Super Bowl XXVII.[4] Former Bills players Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Don Beebe, Darryl Talley, Steve Tasker, Frank Reich, coach Marv Levy, and general manager Bill Polian all gave extensive interviews for the film.[5]

A highlight of the documentary is an emotional interview with Norwood and former Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven conducted on the steps of Buffalo City Hall, the site where, twenty-five years before, the crowd of Bills fans had cheered for Norwood following his ill-fated kick.[5]

Awards[edit]

Four Falls of Buffalo was nominated for the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary at the 37th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deitsch, Richard (December 7, 2015). "The '90s Bills recast as heroes in new documentary The Four Falls of Buffalo". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Scheer, Mark (December 13, 2015). "Buffalo's 'Four Falls'". Niagara Gazette. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Koo, Ben (September 12, 2015). "30 For 30 Review - Four Falls Of Buffalo". Awful Announcing. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ Pergament, Alan (December 8, 2015). "'30 for 30' film is a poignant love letter to the Bills, their fans and Buffalo". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Maiorana, Sal (December 11, 2015). "In ESPN '30 for 30' film, 1990s Bills finally get respect". Rochester. Democrat and Chronicle. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ Pillitteri, Paul (March 31, 2016). "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR THE 37TH ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS". ESPN MediaZone. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 

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