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Actor Kevin Connolly behind new documentary

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MYFOXNY.COM - Way before he was famous, Entourage star Kevin Connolly was a huge fan of the NY Islanders.

The story behind the hockey team's owner in 1996 inspired the Long Island native to create a documentary about John Spano.

Spano, who was 32 years old at the time, did not have the funds to buy the team but managed to pull off the purchase and hold onto the team for several years.

"I remember reading about it in the paper. When he first arrived, he was a big shot. He was going to be the savior of the Islanders. As it turns out, not so much. He took out an $80M loan with a fake document," said Connolly.

"The Big Shot" premieres Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
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