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?
After its successful television broadcast on ABC, the film was released theatrically in Europe. See more
Jack Concannon and Dick Butkus were shown preparing the rookie initiation of Brian and Gayle. But Concannon was not with the Bears in 1965 and Butkus was a rookie himself that season. See more
Fantastic. Could you believe it? Sayers, I mean you've got some moves on the field; but, in the locker room, you are one big klutz. Now, listen to me, listen now.
[holds up a newspaper with the headline, "Colts Dump Bears 24-21"
When you dedicate a game to someone, you are then supposed to go out and win it, idiot. You know, Pat O'Brien never said, "Let's blow one for the Gipper."
Man, you is so bad.
References Knute Rockne All American
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
Et Son Orchestre
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