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A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story

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Director  Richard Michaels
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Country  United States
A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story movie poster
Release date  April 2, 1991 (1991-04-02)

A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story is a 1991 CBS made-for-TV movie that recounts the life of Ricky Bell, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back sickened with dermatomyositis, and Ryan Blankenship, a physically impaired child. The movie takes place during the 1981 Buccaneers season, including actual gameplay footage and a dramatized role played by Mario Van Peebles. Bell finds himself befriending an impaired child who inspire each other to become better in their own ways.

Cast

  • Mario Van Peebles as Ricky Bell (including actual gameplay footage of the real Ricky Bell)
  • Lane R. Davis as Ryan Blankenship
  • Polly Holliday as Ruth Weidner
  • Lynn Whitfield as Natala Bell
  • Susan Ruttan as Carol Blankenship
  • James Zachary as Lee Roy Selmon
  • John Schumacher as Charley Hannah
  • Duriel Harris as Danny Reece
  • Dennis Letts as Ed Warren
  • Woody Watson as Larry Blankenship
  • Marcus Allen as himself
  • Jay Pennison as Steve Wilson
  • Doug Williams as himself (only through gameplay footage)
  • References

    A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story Wikipedia
    A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story IMDb A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story themoviedb.org


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