Brian's Song
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Made-for-TV eyewash for disheartened Bears fans to drown their sorrows in."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"It remains the best example of the most different of men competing fairly and getting along peacefully ever filmed."
‑ Brad Laidman, Film Threat
"Weepy story of interracial pro football teammates."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The film's emotions are obvious and blunt, but they get the job done."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
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