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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An inspiring true story of friendship and courage.
Did You Know?
As is evidenced throughout the movie, Brian Piccolo's favorite food was pizza. 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
Coach George Halas
Brian Piccolo died of cancer at the age of 26. He left a wife and three daughters. He also left a great many loving friends who miss and think of him often. But when they think of him, it's not how he died that they remember - but how he lived. How he did live!
Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Puppetmaster
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
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