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?
The interior of what was supposed to be Gale Sayers
' house was actually the interior set of Darrin and Samantha's house from Bewitched
(1964). See more
When his team mates visit Brian in a Chicago hospital, they are drinking Brown Derby beer. Brown Derby beer was only sold in California. See more
I said thank you.
Well, usually when someone says thank you you're supposed to say you're welcome or How's Your mother?
How's your mother? ?
She's doin' fine, thanks for asking.
Referenced in Going the Distance