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Brian's Song


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An award-winning feature film made for television starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams
A poignant and true story of friendship and courage. Two men, one black and one white - both star footballers become friends in spite of their professional rivalry. But for one of them an enemy is lying in wait, ready to strike. An enemy called cancer.
Written by William BLINN Music by michel legrand
Producer PAUL JUNGER WITT Director buzz KULIK


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Billy Dee Williams
Written By: William Blinn
Music By: Michel Legrand
Producer: Paul Junger
Brian Piccolo: James Caan
Gale Sayers: Billy Dee Williams
George Halas: Jack Warden
Joy Piccolo: Shelley Fabares
Linda Sayers: Judy Pace
J C Caroline: Bernie Casey
Ed McCaskey: David Huddleston
Doug Atkins: Ron Feinberg

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