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  1. Dec 2, 2001 · Brian's Song: Directed by John Gray. With Sean Maher, Mekhi Phifer, Paula Cale, Elise Neal. The story of professional football players Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

  2. Brian's Song (1971) Drama • 1971 • 1 hr 14 min English audio This highly-acclaimed winner of five Emmy Awards is one of the best-loved movies ever made for television. It's the true story of a...

  3. Brian's Song (3,450) 7.5 1 h 14 min 1971 X-Ray G Chicago Bears rookie Gale Sayers forms a bond with running back Brian Piccolo, dying of cancer. Directors Kulik,Buzz Starring James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden Genres Drama, Sports Subtitles English [CC] Audio languages English

  4. But mostly, Brian’s Song was the frank story of an athlete dying from cancer being told to a society insufficiently familiar with the disease. At the same time, however, the film presented a...

  5. Original release. December 2, 2001. ( 2001-12-02) Brian's Song is the 2001 remake of the 1971 television film Brian's Song, telling the story of Brian Piccolo ( Sean Maher ), a white running back who meets, clashes with and befriends fellow Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers ( Mekhi Phifer ). The movie was adapted from Sayers' own words in his 1970 autobiography, I am Third.

  6. Buoyed by standout performances from James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, Brian's Song is a touching tale of friendship whose central relationship transcends its standard sports movie moments. Read...

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  7. James Caan had an amusing line before filming his death scene. He said “Hold my cigarette and hold my can of Coke, I have to die”. Pretty plain and simple I guess. Let me go die and then give ’em...

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