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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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Remake of Brian's Song (1971) See more »

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get the original
11 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

There was absolutely no reason for Disney to remake this movie. They should just re-air the original every year. I am sure the actors in the latter version were good, but the '71 version is classic.

It's unfortunate that Disney did not want to air a film that had some racial overtones, but guess what?? There was a lot of that in the '60s. Brian's Song will always be James Caan and Billy D.

I wish filmmakers would stop re-making classics and just stay with the originals.

People should know that this is not a sports movie. It is a movie with sports as a backdrop.


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