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Ann Cappelletti
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John Cappelletti Sr
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John Cappelletti
Jeff Lynas ...
Joey Cappelletti
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Joyce Cappelletti, Narrator
Brian Farrell ...
Marty Cappelletti
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Jean Cappelletti
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Mike Cappelletti
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Joe Paterno
Stephen Parr ...
Eddie O'Neil
David Hooks ...
Archbishop
June Dayton ...
Mrs. Frome
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Dr. Wingreen
David Garfield ...
Dr. Klunick
Kevin McKenzie ...
Mark
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This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has lukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker room, and inspires him to be the top college football player in the country. Their bond knows no boundries and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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6 April 1977 (USA)  »

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$12,400,000 (Japan)
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A touching Football tale
11 March 2002 | by (New Brunswick) – See all my reviews

The film was one of the "sentimental tear jerkers" of the late 70's. The story follows the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey who is dying of cancer. The scenes capture the realism of the moment and take you on a trip one would wish no parent or sibling to have to endure. As I have not seen this film lately getting a copy is near impossible as it has been discontinued. The book is still available and is a great read. If you like this film you will like Brian's song (1971) remake (2001) and Love Story (1970)


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