THE MARINOVICH PROJECT depicts the cautionary tale of Todd Marinovich. The film was nominated for an Emmy in the category of best sports documentary.
SYNOPSIS: According to legend, he was the victim of a monstrous sports father who played god with his own son, engineering him from the crib to be the perfect athletic specimen. But pushed to the peak of athletic achievement, the son fell over the edge and into freefall. For Marinovich, the fast track to success turned into a highway to hell.
As a high school phenom, the media dubbed him “Robo QB” and the nickname stuck, searing this legend into the public consciousness forever. But while the legend and myth endure, the person had all but disappeared.
20 years ago, he walked off the NFL stage and into oblivion. It turned out he was hiding in plain sight.