THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football
Running time 2:03
This stirring two-hour documentary film explores the life and times of Bobby Bowden, the coach with a team of loyal assistants and players who fought against all odds and countless obstacles to forge one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports.
From 1987 to 2000 the Florida State Seminoles won the hearts of America and thrilled their fans with 14 consecutive ten-win, top-five seasons. Beginning with a come-from-behind win in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl, Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles began a flirtation with perfection. In seven of those years they lost just one game. More often than not, the Seminoles’ quest for a perfect season came down to one play where mere inches or seconds determined the outcome. What were the seeds of this Dynasty? It all began with one man, Bobby Bowden.
The Bowden Dynasty extends beyond football, to explore universal themes of faith, stewardship, humility and redemption to which all audiences can relate. Coach Bowden is legendary for his unyielding faith, and “The Bowden Dynasty” shows how his character inspired untold acts of grace and courage that changed the lives of those around him.
The Bowden Dynasty’s all-star cast includes:
CHUCK AMATO MICKEY ANDREWS FRED BILETNIKOFF PETER BOULWARE THE BOWDEN FAMILY DERRICK BROOKS MACK BROWN KENNY CHESNEY LEE CORSO GENE DECKERHOFF VINCE DOOLEY WARRICK DUNN JIMBO FISHER LOU HOLTZ JIMMY JOHNSON FRED JONES MARVIN JONES JIM KELLY BURT REYNOLDS MARK RICHT
NICK SABAN DEION SANDERS HOWARD SCHNELLENBERGER BART STARR ANDRE WADSWORTH CHARLIE WARD PETER WARRICK CHRIS WEINKE & DANNY WUERFFEL
ANDRE WADSWORTH CHARLIE WARD PETER WARRICK CHRIS WEINKE & DANNY WUERFFEL
Co-Directed by Rob Harvell and Brian Goodwin, the Producers of ESPN Films’ “The Book of Manning” and “I Hate Christian Laettner.” Story by Executive Producer John Corry
THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football – An Insider’s Account
By Charlie Barnes and Bobby Bowden
BOOK 464 Pages
THE FSU DYNASTY stands as one of the greatest achievements in all sports history. But what were the seeds of this Dynasty? It all began with one man, Bobby Bowden.
Author Charlie Barnes served as executive director and senior vice president of Seminole Boosters until his retirement in 2012. He and Coach Bowden traveled together on the annual Seminole Booster banquet-and-golf circuit (The Bobby Bowden Tour), for more than thirty years. Charlie Barnes was also the voice of the boosters, and his articles appeared in the Report to Boosters, Unconquered Magazine, the Florida State Times, the Overtime Times, the Tallahassee Democrat, and the Scalping Knife. This special collection of essays spotlight the extraordinary strength of Coach Bobby Bowden's leadership and character, providing entertaining insight into the national landscape surrounding Florida State football in the 14-year dynasty era.
Coach Bobby Bowden and his son Steve teamed together to provide Bobby's insights on each of the 14 years of the "Dynasty". This engaging book is a companion to the 2017 feature documentary film The Bowden Dynasty.