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Something for Joey (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 6 April 1977
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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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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Very moving
11 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember as a child of 10 years watching this movie. It was the first movie that really made me cry. This movie is a true inspiration. This movie can make you really appreciate life. Joey was truly lucky to have his big brother John, as was John to have Joey. The way the two inspired each other is remarkable. I would really like to find this movie and see it again. If you like movies that make you laugh, cry, and and everything in between you will like this one. I am sure for the rest of my life and for anyone who saw the movie, hearing the name John Cappeletti will always remind me of "Something For Joey". This movie should be released on DVD if it already hasn't. Great Movie. Bring you tissue this movie is a real tear jerker.


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