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?
made his acting debut in this film playing himself in an uncredited role. 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 think it's working.
I'm getting you overconfident.
Referenced in River's Edge