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Something for Joey (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 6 April 1977
This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti, Jr. and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writer:

Jerry McNeely
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Page ... Ann Cappelletti
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... John Cappelletti Sr
Marc Singer ... John Cappelletti
Jeff Lynas ... Joey Cappelletti
Linda Kelsey ... Joyce Cappelletti, Narrator
Brian Farrell Brian Farrell ... Marty Cappelletti
Kathleen Beller ... Jean Cappelletti
Steve Guttenberg ... Mike Cappelletti
Paul Picerni ... Joe Paterno
Stephen Parr Stephen Parr ... Eddie O'Neil
David Hooks David Hooks ... Archbishop
June Dayton ... Mrs. Frome
James Karen ... Dr. Wingreen
David Garfield David Garfield ... Dr. Klunick
Kevin McKenzie Kevin McKenzie ... Mark
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This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti, Jr. and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker room, and inspires him to be the top college football player in the country. Their bond knows no boundries, and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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inspirational true life story, about a boy and his big brother.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo para Joey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Steve Guttenberg's acting debut. See more »

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Very moving
11 December 2007 | by tpotts-2See all my reviews

I remember as a child of 10 years watching this movie. It was the first movie that really made me cry. This movie is a true inspiration. This movie can make you really appreciate life. Joey was truly lucky to have his big brother John, as was John to have Joey. The way the two inspired each other is remarkable. I would really like to find this movie and see it again. If you like movies that make you laugh, cry, and and everything in between you will like this one. I am sure for the rest of my life and for anyone who saw the movie, hearing the name John Cappeletti will always remind me of "Something For Joey". This movie should be released on DVD if it already hasn't. Great Movie. Bring you tissue this movie is a real tear jerker.


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