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...
The Greatest Victories In Life Don't Always Happen On The Field.
Did You Know?
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
Mr. Spy Guy
Written by: Scott Nickoley
and Jamie Dunlap See more