Brian's Song (1970)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Billy Dee Williams Gale Sayers
James Caan Brian Piccolo
Judy Pace Linda Sayers
Stu Nahan Speaker
Mario Machado 1st Reporter
Jack Wells Toastmaster
Allen Secher Hotel Man
Jack Warden Coach George Halas
Jim Boeke Veteran Player
Bernie Casey J.C. Caroline
Paula Cale
Aidan Devine
Ben Gazzara
Sean Maher
Dean McDermott
Elise Neal
Mekhi Phifer
Shelley Fabares Joy Piccolo
David Huddleston Ed McCaskey
Abe Gibron Abe Gibron
Jack Concannon Jack Concannon
Ed O'Bradovich Ed O'Bradovich
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Buzz Kulik; John Gray
Producer Paul Junger Witt
Writer Gale Sayers; Al Silverman
Studio Columbia / TriStar; Sony Pictures; Columbia TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 1 hr 14 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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 to 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
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 28
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Fry's
Location Fry's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
User Lookup 1 Backup
Folder 001
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
1.33:1
Fullscreen (4:3)
Layers Dual side, single layer
UPC 043396048638
Chapters 28
Release Date 2003
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby