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Brian's Song (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama , Sport | TV Movie 2 December 2001
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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.

Director:

John Gray

Writers:

Gale Sayers (book), Al Silverman (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Maher ... Brian Piccolo
Mekhi Phifer ... Gale Sayers
Paula Cale ... Joy Piccolo
Elise Neal ... Linda Sayers
Aidan Devine ... Abe Gibron
Dean McDermott ... Ralph Kurek
Ben Gazzara ... Coach Halas
Michael Boisvert ... Jack Concannon
Jeff Ironi Jeff Ironi ... Dick Butkus
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Bill Filbert
Bruce Gooch Bruce Gooch ... Ed McCaskey
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Doctor Beattie
Michael Millar ... Doctor Fox
Shawn Lawrence ... Doctor O'Conner
Erika Cohen Erika Cohen ... Nurse
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Greatest Victories In Life Don't Always Happen On The Field.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brajanova pesma See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

During their first conversation in George Halas' office, Halas asks Gayle Sayers if he did any pass-catching in college. As a first-round draft selection, Sayers should have been thoroughly scouted by the Bears' organization; Halas should have known Sayre's capabilities almost inside-out. See more »

Connections

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

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Mr. Spy Guy
Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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Just one question: Why?
15 August 2003 | by john_baurSee all my reviews

The original was the best football movie ever. It also was the one movie that made it all right for guys to get weepy (just TRY not to sniffle during the "I love Brian Piccolo" speech) and it featured actual game footage of Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. The new version adds nothing.


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