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Brian's Song
G
73 minutes
Drama
1971

A groundbreaking television event, BRIAN'S SONG is dramatic a true story based on the unique relationship that devel­oped between the black Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and the late white athlete, Brian Piccolo (James Caan), star players for the Chicago Bears football team. Beginning with their first meeting amid the struggle for a starting backfield assignment, a friendship blossoms between Sayers and Piccolo. At the height of the competition, Sayers suffers a severe knee in­jury that threatens to end his career. He makes a full recovery but fate throws a cruel downfield block after Piccolo discovers he has cancer. It's up to Sayers to help Brian wage a heroic fight against a deadly enemy.

Cast
James Caan
Brian Piccolo
Jack Warden
Coach George Halas
Billy Dee Williams
Gale Sayers
Bernie Casey
J.C. Caroline
Director
Buzz Kulik
Writer
William Blinn
Producer
Paul Junger Witt
Facts
Emmys© Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy, Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation
Country USA
Language English
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