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.
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wanted to play himself, but Bears training camp conflicted with shooting. See more
The pattern of sweat on Sayer's sweatshirt changes when he is working out with Piccolo after the knee injury. See more
Oh, babe, you won't believe it. Brian *tried* to call me a nigger!
Referenced in Suburgatory: Ryan's Song
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
Et Son Orchestre
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