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Something for Joey (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sport  -  6 April 1977 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ann Cappelletti
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
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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27 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The true story of Hiesman Trophy winner John Cappeletti and the touching relationship between his younger brother Joey pulls all the strings to jerk our tears and break our heart. This is a humble TV movie that intends to be more of a study of a brotherly bond rather than a study in Luekemia. Although it succeeds in both. It's a beautiful story that somehow was forgotten as a movie. It's well acted and well cast. These tearjerkers of the 70's were done so well. There was the element of cliché and certain scenes were just designed to tear our hearts, but it all worked. Worth seeing if you want to cleanse your eyeballs.


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