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?
In real life, James Caan
(who had been a football player in high school) was a much better athlete than Billy Dee Williams
. However, in the movie Williams' character, Gale Sayers, was supposed to surpass Caan's character, Brian Piccolo, in speed and playing ability. So when they were racing on film, Caan was forced to slow down considerably so that Williams could be seen to beat him. See more
When Piccolo is in the hospital and gets the pizza, the position of the Brown Derby can changes. See more
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