Brian's Song


1h 30m 1971

Brief Synopsis

One of the most critically acclaimed of all made-for-TV movies, and one of the most watched, this was a finely told and acted story of Brian Piccolo, running back for the Chicago Bears, his lasting rivalry and friendship with fellow player Gale Sayers, and his losing battle with cancer. The film was

Film Details

Release Date
1971
Location
Indiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

One of the most critically acclaimed of all made-for-TV movies, and one of the most watched, this was a finely told and acted story of Brian Piccolo, running back for the Chicago Bears, his lasting rivalry and friendship with fellow player Gale Sayers, and his losing battle with cancer. The film was an Emmy-winner as Best Dramatic Program (1971-72), and Emmy awards also were given to William Blinn for his teleplay and to Jack Warden for his performance as Coach Halas. Caan and Williams also were nominated. The title theme by Michel Legrand has become a standard. Columbia Pictures later released the film theatrically, with a major premiere in Chicago, but withdrew it because of lack of business (virtually everybody had already seen it for free on television).

Film Details

Release Date
1971
Location
Indiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 30, 1971

Aired in United States April 1989

Released in USA on video.