Brian's Song

1971 (G)

This highly-acclaimed winner of five Emmy Awards is one of the best-loved movies ever made for television. It's the true story of a special relationship between two professional football players, Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and Brian Piccolo (James Caan). Both star players for the Chicago Bears, Sayers and Piccolo soon became roommates and best friends. When Sayers suffers a knee injury in mid-season, it is Piccolo who prods and inspires him to work toward a complete recovery. Then fate deals a cruel blow: Piccolo is stricken with malignant cancer. The constant support and friendship of Sayers plays an important role in Piccolo's heroic fight against the disease. Also starring Shelley Fabares (TV's Coach) as Piccolo's loving wife, BRIAN'S SONG is a moving and unforgettable film.


Bernie Casey
J.C. Caroline
Dick Butkus
James Caan
Brian Piccolo
Shelley Fabares
Joy Piccolo
Jim Boeke
Veteran Player #3
Ji-Tu Cumbuka


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There is, perhaps, no better sports movie — certainly not a more emotional sports movie, anyway — than the 1971 film Brian's Song. The film told the story of Chicago Bears stars, teammates, friends and roommates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. It's a story of triumph and tragedy. Of overcoming injury and making it back to the height of the profession. It also will ...

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