Why to Watch - Brian's Song

The absolute definition of a “these make men cry” kind of movie. Football, competition, best friends, adversity – what an epic story.



Brian's Song (1971) Biography, Drama, Sport | 73min | November 30, 1971 (United States) 7.6
Director: Buzz KulikWriter: William Blinn, Gale Sayers, Al SilvermanStars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack WardenSummary: 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. —Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>


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