Brian's Song Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1087

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 71

Theatrical Release Date: 11/30/1971

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Sport

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Buzz Kulik

Actors: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey, Shelley Fabares, David Huddleston

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3/4

This is NOT a football movie

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008

"Brian's Song" is the true story of two friends (James Caan and Billy Dee Williams) who are members of the National Football League team, the Chicago Bears in the late 1960s. It is based on I Am Third, the autobiography of "The Kansas Comet" Gayle Sayers (who is played by Williams in the movie).

Football is not the main focus of the movie, it is about the friendship of Piccolo (Caan) and Sayers, a friendship that grows stronger when it is learned that Piccolo has embryonal cell carcinoma, a form of cancer. The type of cancer is not mentioned in the movie, it's just referred to as cancer.

There are some fair performances in the film. The two that stand out from the rest are Caan and, most notably, Williams. The two lead actors are very believable in their portrayal of the …

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