After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses.
"Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1962)~ Starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, and Mickey Rooney. A touching and realistic movie about the life and struggles of a former heavyweight champ and his manager and trainer.
"Gigot" (1962) Jackie Gleason plays Gigot, a lumbering but lovable mute Parisian derelict. Shunned by the "respectable" people around him, Gigot is beloved by the children. One of the kids, a little girl, is the melancholy daughter of an insensitive prostitute. Gigot befriends the lonely child and protects her. Hilarious and genuinely poignant moments shine through in this Chaplinesque tour de force for Jackie Gleason, who not only starred but wrote the script and the musical score.
Izzy and Moe - Izzy & Moe is a 1985 made for TV crime/comedy film, starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. It is a fictional account of two actual Prohibition-era policemen, Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith, and their adventures in tracking down illegal bars and gangsters. Jackie Gleason was Ralph Kramden and Art Carney was Ed Norton in the The Honeymooners.