Brian's Song Poster

Release Date: November 30th, 1971

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2000

G|1 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) are teammates on the mid-1960s Chicago Bears. At a time when professional football still bears a certain amount of race-based segregation, the growing friendship between the white Piccolo and the black Sayers, as well as their wives, Joy (Shelley Fabares) and Linda (Judy Pace), becomes a symbol of harmony during the civil rights era. That bond grows stronger still when Piccolo receives some shattering and unexpected news.

Cast: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Shelley Fabares, Judy Pace, Bernie Casey, David Huddleston, Ronald Feinberg

Director: Buzz Kulik

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1960s, Friend, Quest, Inspiring, Doctor, Hotel, Friendship, Sacrifice, Wife


Nominated Television Movie