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Something for Joey (1977)

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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:
Ann Cappelletti
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
John Cappelletti Sr
John Cappelletti
Jeff Lynas ...
Joey Cappelletti
Joyce Cappelletti, Narrator
Brian Farrell ...
Marty Cappelletti
Jean Cappelletti
Mike Cappelletti
Joe Paterno
Stephen Parr ...
Eddie O'Neil
David Hooks ...
June Dayton ...
Mrs. Frome
Dr. Wingreen
David Garfield ...
Dr. Klunick
Kevin McKenzie ...


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 <>

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6 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo para Joey  »

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$12,400,000 (Japan)

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1.33 : 1
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My recollection of Something for Joey
15 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw something for Joey as a child. As I recall this movie made me cry, laugh, and take deep breaths in hopes of a miracle. I have never seen such a movie that has had such an impact on my life. I remember seeing this movie an not moving from the set. I have been searching for it sense then and have not found it. I have written to T.V. stations requesting that it be played and have had no success. Something for Joey is a reality for so many of us. I wish that this movie would show on air once again so I can see it and show it to my children. You cannot imagine the happiness this site has given me to once again see the two brothers embrace and showing their love for each other in their time of need.

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