Brian's Song 2001

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Brian's Song ★★ 2001

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. 89m/C VHS, DVD . Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal, Ben Gazzara, Aidan Devine, Dean McDermott; D: John Gray; W: John Gray, Allen Clare, William Blinn; C: James Chressanthis; M: Richard (Rick) Marvin.