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?
After its successful television broadcast on ABC, it was released theatrically. See more
During the opening credits, when Gale talks to the janitor, it is clear the janitor is just moving a dry mop around on the floor. There is also no bucket in sight. See more
Ernest Hemingway once said "Every true story ends in death." Well, this is a true story.
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
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