Gale Sayers joins the Chicago Bears and is befriended by Brian Piccolo, an over-achieving running back. Although they compete for the same spot on the team, and despite the fact that Sayers is black and Piccolo white, they become roommates on the road and very close friends, especially when Sayers is injured and Piccolo helps his recovery. Later, they and their wives must both deal with the harsh reality of Piccolo's cancer. Written by
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An inspiring true story of friendship and courage.
Did You Know?
It is interesting to note that a year after Brian's Song was released, both James Caan and Billy Dee Williams were in two of the best 1972 movies that were Oscar nominated for best picture in 1972: James Caan - 'The Godfather' (Caan was also nominated as best supporting actor) and Billy Dee Williams played the male lead in 'Lady Sings the Blues'. See more
Just before Brian tears up the speech he wrote for Gale, it is clear that the pages are completely blank. See more
Coach George Halas
Brian Piccolo died of cancer at the age of 26. He left a wife and three daughters. He also left a great many loving friends who miss and think of him often. But when they think of him, it's not how he died that they remember - but how he lived. How he did live!