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Title:
Brian's song
Edition:
Standard format.
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000, c1971.
ISBN:
9780767848985
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby digital mono.; region 1.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: G.

5-adult
Language:
English
Language Note:
Soundtrack in English; subtitles in Chinese, English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai.

Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Originally produced for television in 1971.

Based on the book: I am third / Gale Sayers and Al Silverman.

Includes audio commentary by James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, featurette Gale Sayers : first and goal, cast and crew notes, trailer.
Awards:
Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Program, Drama or Comedy; Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama (Warden); Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama, Adaptation (Blinn); Outstanding Cinematography for a Special (Biroc); Outstanding Editing for a Special (Isaacs) in 1972
Abstract:
Though they are competing for the same position, two rookie football players become roommates and close friends. Their friendship deepens when one learns that he has cancer.
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Summary

Summary

One of the best known and most enthusiastically reviewed made for television films of the 1970's, this drama was based on the true story of football greats Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and Piccolo (James Caan) both joined the Chicago Bears the same year, and while it was obvious from the start Sayers had the talent and drive to be a great player, Piccolo seemed destined to be an also-ran on the team. However, Sayers and Piccolo struck up a friendship which brought out the best in both players, and coach George Halas (Jack Warden) chose them for a special assignment -- they became the first interracial roommates in the history of the NFL. When Sayers suffered a knee injury that threatened to end his career, Piccolo took it upon himself to help his friend through rehabilitation so he could rejoin the team. But when Piccolo began having heath problems, it was a problem too great for Sayers to handle -- his close friend had developed cancer. Adapted from Sayers' autobiography I Am Third, Brian's Song also features Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus as himself. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi