Brian's Song

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Tragic story of the friendship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond establish when Piccolo discovers that he is dying. Based on real events.
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Tragic story of the friendship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond establish when Piccolo discovers that he is dying. Based on real events.

Original Release

11/30/1971

US Release

11/30/1971

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Cast

Bernie Casey J.C. Caroline
Dick Butkus Dick Butkus
James Caan Brian Piccolo
Shelley Fabares Joy Piccolo
Jim Boeke Veteran Player #3
Ji-Tu Cumbuka Roommate
Billy Dee Williams Gale Sayers
Jack Warden Coach George Halas / Coach Halas
David Huddleston Ed McCaskey
Judy Pace Linda Sayers
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Buzz Kulik

Writers

William Blinn, Gale Sayers, Al Silverman

Cast

Bernie Casey J.C. Caroline
Dick Butkus Dick Butkus
James Caan Brian Piccolo
Shelley Fabares Joy Piccolo
Jim Boeke Veteran Player #3
Ji-Tu Cumbuka Roommate
Billy Dee Williams Gale Sayers
Jack Warden Coach George Halas / Coach Halas
David Huddleston Ed McCaskey
Judy Pace Linda Sayers
Abe Gibron Abe Gibron
Jack Concannon Jack Concannon
Ed O'Bradovich Ed O'Bradovich
The Chicago Bears Players The Chicago Bear Players
The Chicago Bears Coaches The Chicago Bear Coaches
The Chicago Bears Staff The Chicago Bear Staff
Harold 'Happy' Hairston Veteran Player #1
Ron Feinberg Veteran Player #2
Larry Delaney Dr. Fox
Stephen Coit Mr. Eberle

Producers

Editors

Bud S. Isaacs

1972Golden GlobeBest Movie Made for TV Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy Won
1972EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama Won
1972EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation Won
1972EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Special Program Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - For a Special or Feature Length Program Made for Television Won
1972EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing Nominated
1972EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Entertainment Programming - For a Special or Feature Length Program Made for Television Won
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