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Something for Joey (1977)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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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Algo para Joey  »

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$12,400,000 (Japan)
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Detailed and touching portrayal of family dynamics
17 May 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about the family interaction after a boy is found to have leukaemia.

It is particularly striking that this film is able to detail the human emotions, and the bond between brothers so well. It portrays John and Joey as an inseparable pair of siblings, and they would do anything to make each other happy. John agrees to do the unachievable to make Joey happy, and this strive for success inspired by another person is something that is touching and remarkable. For a moment, I worried about sibling rivalry between John and joey due to the difference in ability, but fortunately this does not happen. The joy of the family when Joey walks again is so real and convincing. Of course, the final scene is so touching that sends me to tears.

It has a simple plot, but it is so effective in provoking feelings. It is so real, so human and it portrays something that is so close to our hearts.


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