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Brian's Song (1971)

G
TV Movie | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
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Director
Writers
William Blinn | Gale Sayers (book "I Am Third") | Al Silverman (book "I Am Third")
Producer
Paul Junger Witt (produced by)
Cinematographer
Joseph F. Biroc (as Joe Biroc)
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Updated Nov 30, 1971

Release date
Nov 30, 1971 (United States)

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29 cast members
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James Caan
Brian Piccolo Brian Piccolo   See fewer
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Billy Dee Williams
Gale Sayers Gale Sayers   See fewer
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Jack Warden
Coach Halas Coach Halas   See fewer
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Bernie Casey
J.C. Caroline J.C. Caroline   See fewer
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Shelley Fabares
Joy Piccolo Joy Piccolo   See fewer
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David Huddleston
Ed McCaskey Ed McCaskey   See fewer
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Judy Pace
Linda Sayers Linda Sayers   See fewer
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Abe Gibron
Abe Gibron Abe Gibron   See fewer
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Jack Concannon
Jack Concannon Jack Concannon   See fewer
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Ed O'Bradovich
Ed O'Bradovich Ed O'Bradovich   See fewer
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Harold 'Happy' Hairston
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Ron Feinberg
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Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Roommate Roommate   See fewer
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Jim Boeke
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Larry Delaney
Dr. Fox Dr. Fox   See fewer
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Stephen Coit
Mr. Eberle Mr. Eberle   See fewer
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Doreen Lang
Nurse #1 Nurse #1   See fewer
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Jennifer Kulik
Nurse #2 (as Jeni Kulik) Nurse #2 (as Jeni Kulik)   See fewer
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Allen Secher
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Stu Nahan
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Mario Machado
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Bud Furillo
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Jack Wells
Toastmaster Toastmaster   See fewer
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Dick Butkus
Dick Butkus (uncredited) Dick Butkus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Ditka
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January L'Angelle
Girl in Hospital (uncredited) Girl in Hospital (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 6,599 votes