Gale Sayers joins the Chicago Bears and is befriended by Brian Piccolo, an over-achieving running back. Although they compete for the same spot on the team, and despite the fact that Sayers is black and Piccolo white, they become roommates on the road and very close friends, especially when Sayers is injured and Piccolo helps his recovery. Later, they and their wives must both deal with the harsh reality of Piccolo's cancer.
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An inspiring true story of friendship and courage.
Did You Know?
In real-life, James Caan
, who had been a football player in high school, was a much better athlete than Billy Dee Williams
. In the movie, Gale Sayers, was supposed to surpass Brian Piccolo, in speed and playing ability. When Caan raced Williams on film, Caan was forced to slow down considerably, so Williams could beat him. See more
The position of Sayer's head changes when he is talking with Piccolo in the hospital. See more
It's all so pointless, Gayle. I mean, I know perfectly well what's wrong with me. Gayle, I uh... I think I'm pregnant.
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
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