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Concussion (2015)

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In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

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Dr. Steve DeKosky
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Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2015 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,500,000 (USA) (25 December 2015)

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$34,531,832 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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Alec Baldwin followed and studied several prominent Pittsburgh doctors while preparing for the film. See more »

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When Andre Waters and Dave are arguing on the corner (shortly after Dave has left the NFL building); the same guy can be seen walking past them twice (from right to left on screen). See more »

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[from trailer]
Dr. Bennet Omalu: When I was a boy, heaven was here,
[gestures with hand]
Dr. Bennet Omalu: and America was here.
[gestures slightly lower]
Dr. Bennet Omalu: You could be anything, you could do anything - I never wanted anything as much as I wanted to be an American.
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Close The Door
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Courtesy of Legacy Recordings & Philadelphia International Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I'm Lucky to be Alive
25 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a survivor of playing on high school concussions. I finally quit playing by so many positive family influences in my life. I grew up playing Texas football, the "American Dream". I received my final football concussion in 2000 and discontinued playing football. Troy Aikman was the only one anyone talked about at this time regarding concussions and everyone thought he was fine. What they didn't talk about which this movie does a great job is pointing out all the players that died or had violent disruptive behavior due to post conclusion syndrome. I rated this movie a 10 because there will be millions of dollars spent to make the movie go away. It's important for every parent in America to understand what football can do to your kids. Football is a great sport but their can be serious life consequences that can come from it.

Football 2000 years later will be looked at as Roman Gladiators once were.

I loved every minute of my experience with football growing up. But the reality is the overwhelming effects this sport causes to our brains.

It was once said to me that if the brain injury could be seen on the outside of your body it wouldn't even be a question if football would still be a sport. However, it's not and that's why it's unspoken.

I very much support this movie and I am glad that Sony Pictures (only non nfl contract) took the liberty to show people what this sport's health effects can have on young kids and adults.

Hope you enjoy my real-life review. I feel lucky to be alive. Lucky that I was surrounded by people that could think there was more to life then the "American Dream". God Bless


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