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Something for Joey (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 6 April 1977
This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti, Jr. and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writer:

Jerry McNeely
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Page ... Ann Cappelletti
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... John Cappelletti Sr
Marc Singer ... John Cappelletti
Jeff Lynas ... Joey Cappelletti
Linda Kelsey ... Joyce Cappelletti, Narrator
Brian Farrell Brian Farrell ... Marty Cappelletti
Kathleen Beller ... Jean Cappelletti
Steve Guttenberg ... Mike Cappelletti
Paul Picerni ... Joe Paterno
Stephen Parr Stephen Parr ... Eddie O'Neil
David Hooks David Hooks ... Archbishop
June Dayton ... Mrs. Frome
James Karen ... Dr. Wingreen
David Garfield David Garfield ... Dr. Klunick
Kevin McKenzie Kevin McKenzie ... Mark
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Storyline

This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti, Jr. and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker room, and inspires him to be the top college football player in the country. Their bond knows no boundries, and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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inspirational true life story, about a boy and his big brother.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo para Joey See more »

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Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A touching Football tale
11 March 2002 | by earth460See all my reviews

The film was one of the "sentimental tear jerkers" of the late 70's. The story follows the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey who is dying of cancer. The scenes capture the realism of the moment and take you on a trip one would wish no parent or sibling to have to endure. As I have not seen this film lately getting a copy is near impossible as it has been discontinued. The book is still available and is a great read. If you like this film you will like Brian's song (1971) remake (2001) and Love Story (1970)


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