Sunday, April 13, 2014

Movie Review: ****^ Brian's Song

This is a good movie.  The relationship between Gale Sayers (Billy De Williams) and Brian Piccolo (James Caan) a black man and a white man who roomed together, when that was not kosher, is very poignant.  These two men played for the Chicago Bears, and competed for the same position, and then supported each other and became good friends, is what drama is about.  The actually started together for a time.  The relationship was tested with the illness of Piccolo.
Until this movie came out, I had no idea of the relationship, or even who Brian Piccolo was.  I had seen Gale Sayers in highlight films,  but did not know this story.  Cancer is no one's friend.  It takes too many of us.
This movie tore my heart out.  I highly recommend it. 

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