TV Movie | G | | 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.
Gale Sayers wanted to play himself, but Bears training camp conflicted with shooting.
I'd like to tell you about a guy I know, a friend of mine. His name is Brian Piccolo. And he has the heart of a giant, and that rare form of courage that allows him to kid himself and his opponent, cancer. He has a mental attitude that makes me ...
Gale Sayers: I...
The character (and real life player) J.C. Caroline, portrayed by Bernie Casey, was the Bears team captain in the year that Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers joined the team. However, the film depicts Caroline being with the team through the 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969 seasons, while he actually retired as a player after the 1965 season, after ten years with the Bears.
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