Brian's Song
Brian's Song (1970)

Acclaimed as one of the best made-for-television films ever, this moving drama tells the true story of Chicago Bears football player Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and his close friendship with star running-back Gale Sayers (Billy Dee… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 8, 2000
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91%
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

Made-for-TV eyewash for disheartened Bears fans to drown their sorrows in.

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Brad Laidman
Film Threat

It remains the best example of the most different of men competing fairly and getting along peacefully ever filmed.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Weepy story of interracial pro football teammates.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

The film's emotions are obvious and blunt, but they get the job done.

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Randy Tippy
If you thought this was a bit sappy in 1970 you should watch it again. The thing practically oozes with overt sentimentality. Still, it's an indelible… More
Erin Collins
Very short...It had its good moments, but I thought it was overly cheesy for the most part and a little dramatic at random points throughout the movie. It was… More
Tom Ericksen
This is one of the best films I've ever seen -- I lived in Aurora, Illinois when Brian died! I loved him as a Bear, and I was terribly saddened by his… More
Joseph Eastmond
Oh, How Melo-Drama was enjoyable in the 70's! Now a days, You can't even last a minute with a movie like that. In Brian's song Case, I lasted the… More