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Brian's Song (2001)

The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

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Brian Piccolo
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Gale Sayers
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Joy Piccolo
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Linda Sayers
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Abe Gibron
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Ralph Kurek
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Coach Halas
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Jack Concannon
Jeff Ironi ...
Dick Butkus
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Bill Filbert
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Ed McCaskey
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Doctor O'Conner
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American football players Brian Piccolo, of Italian descent with the gift of the gab, and Gale Sayers, black and a social cripple, both join the Chicago Bears. They don't get along, but coach's plan to mix races as roomies forces them to do so. When Gale is about to give up with a knee injury, Brian kicks and helps him till he gets back, and they become friends. Just when Brian gets off the bench in a new position, he's diagnosed with embryonal carcinoma, and when that's cured other dangerous cancers: his career is over, and his life a painful struggle for survival at best... Written by KGF Vissers

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The Greatest Victories In Life Don't Always Happen On The Field.

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The movie shows the Bears playing the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta during the 1965 season but the Falcons didn't start playing until 1966. See more »


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Sad: But not a tearjeaker as the TV Classic of 1971!
6 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This remake and I have no idea why they remade it, is good but not as powerful and less sad as the original. If ABC wanted to open the story again to a new generation why didn't they just show the classic film. The new version missed too many opportunies to break the audience into tears as the original did and still does so well. Sorry to say to younger generation this version is no classic and if want to view finer acting and have more tears watch the original thou the style of filmmaking has changed...meaning the classic has the 70's look, the 1971 film it still one of the best tv films made... Sorry, it's true.


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