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?
turned down the role of Brian Piccolo before finally accepting it. At the time, Caan did not want to do television and wanted to focus on his film career. But he liked the script so much that he eventually relented. See more
Just before Brian tears up the speech he wrote for Gale, it is clear that the pages are completely blank. See more
Ernest Hemingway once said "Every true story ends in death." Well, this is a true story.