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
Jerry Milani <email@example.com>
An inspiring true story of friendship and courage.
Did You Know?
Scenes of the Bears training camp in the film were shot at the the actual camp's location in Rensselaer, Indiana on the campus of St. Joseph's College. Most of the filming was done at the end of summer before the start of the fall semester, in the August heat. Sayer's Corvette could be spotted around campus, with the license plates "GS 40." 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 Just Shoot Me!: Puppetmaster
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
Et Son Orchestre
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