Brian's Song

The fact is a movie about hard-nosed football players shouldn't wring tears from viewers. But this one is an exception. It's the 1971 made-for-TV classic about the on and off-field relationship between NFL great Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and his workmanlike running mate Brian Piccolo (James Caan). The first half zeroes in on how the shy black Say (more…)