Brian's Song

Closed Capationed Starring: James Caan & Billy Dee Williams Director: Buzz Kulik  Rated: G: General Audiences
Rating 4.8
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Sony Pictures
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Pan & Scan/Full Frame 1.33:1
Single Side - Single Layer
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital Surround - English
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary: James Caan - Star
    • Billy Dee Williams - Star
  • Talent Files: Buzz Kulik - Director
    • James Caan - Star
    • Billy Dee Williams - Star
    • Jack Warden - Star
  • Shelly Fabares - Star
  • Featurette - "Gayle Sayers: First and Goal"
  • Theatrical Trailers
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Product Description:

Gale Sayers (Williams) joins the Chicago Bears as a running back and meets the competitive Brian Piccolo (Caan). While at first the two are rivals, they soon form a strong friendship. Things take a turn for the worse when Sayers is injured and when Piccolo begins to suffer from cancer. A poignant and well-acted movie originally made for television.

Plot Synopsis:

The true story of the friendship between football great Gale Sayers and cancer victim Brian Piccolo, the Chicago Bears' first interracial roommates.

Plot Keywords:

Football Players | Friends | Illness | Race Relations | Tear Jerker | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Winner of five Emmys, including Best Dramatic Program of the 1971-72 Season. Writer William Blinn and co-star Jack Warden were honored for their individual achievements. Both stars, James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, were nominated.
  • "Brian's Song" had a brief and unsuccessful theatrical release. So many people had watched it on television that there was virtually no theatrical audience.
  • The film's cast also features various members of the Chicago Bears as themselves, including Abe Gibron, Jack Concannon, Ed O'Bradovich, and Dick Butkus.
  • Original airdate: November 30, 1971 on the ABC Television Network.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 89,735
  • UPC: 043396048638
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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