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?
made his acting debut in this film playing himself in an uncredited role. See more
There is one moving camera shot on the football field with James Caan and Billy Dee Williams watching the action, but the view shows no players on the field. The crowd also roars as if a good play was made. See more
I love Brian Piccolo. And tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him.
Referenced in House M.D.: Lucky Thirteen