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.
Scenes of the Chicago Bears training camp in the film were shot at the camp's location in Rensselaer, Indiana, on the campus of St. Joseph's College. Most of the filming was done at the end of summer before the start of the fall semester, in the ... ...
I said thank you.
Gale Sayers: I know.
Brian Piccolo: Well, usually when someone says thank you you're supposed to say you're welcome or How's Your mother?
Gale Sayers: How's your mother? ?
Brian Piccolo: She's doin' fine, thanks for asking.
After Gale Sayers makes the announcement in the locker room about Brian Piccolo's illness, and the team visits him in the hospital room, which is supposed to be in Chicago, the exterior hospital establishing shot clearly shows the name of the hospital, the "New North Hospital of Los Angeles." Further, while Brian Piccolo did return to Chicago for the diagnoses, he ultimately transferred to a hospital in New York City, which is where he died.
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