Brian's Song Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Brian's Song the Movie

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Unnecessary remake of the 1971 made-for-TV classic dealing with the friendship between Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo, and Piccolo's fight against cancer heads right for the disease-of-the-week cliches with almost none of the original's charm or depth. Phifer, as Sayers, and Cale, as Joy Piccolo, along with a deeper understanding of the wives' point of view, are the main reasons to check it out. But it still can't compare to the original.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 89 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Football, Disease of the Week, Buddies, Period Piece: 1960s, Biopics: Sports
John Gray, Allen Clare, William Blinn
Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal, Ben Gazzara, Aidan Devine, Dean McDermott
James Chressanthis
John Gray
Richard (Rick) Marvin

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