donderdag 2 februari 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 17: Brian's Song

Director: Buzz Kulik
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 73 minutes
Year: 1971
Starring: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden

Description: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Review: If you want a story where a friendship inspires you, you must see “Brian’s Song”. It’s a really good film, it’s actually a made for TV movie.
We see how football players Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo meet each other and become friends. The two are very different. Brian is an overachieving loud mouthed man. Gale is a gifted and shy man. They go through a lot together.
James Caan and Billy Dee Williams were both upcoming stars when this movie came out. The story is powerful, relatable and touching. You come to like the two friends and I bet you will tear up in the end.
“Brian’s Song” is probably one of the best made for TV movies.

Rating: 4/ 5

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