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Jim Brown: All American (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Sport  |  22 March 2002 (USA)
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Art Modell ...
Himself (Owner, Cleveland Browns 1961-95)
Walter Beach ...
Himself (Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1963-65) (as Dr. Walter Beach III)
Ed Walsh ...
Himself (Football Coach, Manhasset H.S. 1950-53)
Sam Oakley ...
Himself (Teammate, Manhasset H.S.)
Ed Corley ...
Himself (Teammate, Manhasset H.S.) (as Reverend Ed Corley)
David Skinner ...
Himself (Teammate, Manhasset H.S.)
Karen Brown Ward ...
Herself (Jim's Daughter) (as Karen Brown)
Roy Simmons Jr. ...
Himself (Teammate, Syracuse Lacrosse 1956-57)
Chief Oren Lyons ...
Himself (Teammate, Syracuse Lacrosse 1956-57)
Ralph Wiley ...
Himself (Sport Journalist)
John Wooten ...
Himself (Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1961-65 / Former Director, Negro Industrial & Economic Union / Black Economic Union)
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Himself (Filmmaker)
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Himself (Sport Journalist, ESPN)
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Himself (San Francisco 49ers, 1961-66, Los Angeles Rams, 1967-68)
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Himself (Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1958-59)
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An Honest, Intellectual Confessional
24 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Director Spike Lee analyzes the multi-faceted football legend, groundbreaking actor and restless humanitarian in exhaustive detail. Beneath his stern, rock-solid exterior, Brown is an amazingly human figure, quietly thoughtful and passionately dedicated to what he believes in. I found it motivational just listening to the man speak, whether he's fondly remembering his football heyday, discussing the implications of his acting career or admitting his personal faults as a partner and parent. He's not without a few blemishes, but which of us is? Coming into this with the expectation of little more than a rose-tinted lesson in sports history, I was surprised when the discussion about Brown's athletic career barely took up a third of the running time. Jim is much more than an athlete-turned B-Movie actor, and Lee expertly coaxes this notoriously reclusive character into explaining why. A touch long-winded and egotistical, just like the man himself, it's mostly worth the investment.


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