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
When the coach comes in the room to talk to Brian and Gayle to let Gayle know he will become number one full back, the boom mic's shadow shows above Gayle's head in the shot when the camera focuses on coach and Gayle. See more
Well, on uh, Fake Draw Screen Right I uh, pick up the linebacker if he's comin, 'less of course it's Butkus, then I simply notify the quarterback to send for a preacher.
Referenced in Rita Rocks: The Crying Game
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
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