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Brian's Song (1971) Movie Information

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Drama, Sport





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Buzz Kulik


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





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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

This is NOT a football movie

"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 friendshi...

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