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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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He will stop at nothing to expose the truth. See more »

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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$34,531,832 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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The second film with Will Smith as the lead role to be released by Columbia Pictures on December 25th. The first film was Ali (2001). Also, he portrayed real-life figures in both of these films. 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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Dr. Ron Hamilton: Ever met the great DeKosky before? Expect two minutes, tops.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Krampus (2015) See more »

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Smith Hill)
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This movie shows it is Time for Change, MUST SEE!
29 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've played football at every level and nearly every professional football league possible for the last 20 years of my life and trust me when I say this movie is a MUST SEE!! After watching "Concussion" with my son on Christmas day I had an epic awakening of common sense. The movie hit home so hard for me that I will no longer support the game of football. I will not play, coach, or watch it again until overall awareness and change is set in place for the affects of playing the game to be accounted for in some kind of way on a large scale. I have played this game for the last 20 years of my life and have physically felt the affects of it more and more each year. If you have played this game you know the "SuperMan" like culture that comes with it. How it is a sin to get hurt or say "I have a headache". I will no longer turn a blind eye to the long term affects of ignoring the phrase. What the normal fan or anyone who hasn't played the game at a high level doesn't know is the stress and depression that comes with leaving the game. I'd equate it to being the same as losing a spouse of 30+ years but add 100 blows to the head every day of each year. You already feel lost and meaningless but you also have years of brain damage which inflates the process. I grew up with a love for football because of its culture, all the great things it taught me, and the qualities it brought out of me and my "brothers", my teammates. BUT all of that is not worth my life after football. The fact of the matter is we as a society have turned a blind eye to the long term affects of playing football and I refuse to be a part of the problem any longer. This movie is not as visually gripping as it could have been and it also doesn't expand anywhere near as far as it could have on the obvious occurrence of brain injuries throughout every level of the sport but it gets right to the point and it shines light on the facts. The sport isn't going anywhere safe until the NFL does and the NFL has not and probably will not because of money. If change in the sport is going to occur it has to start at the top. After watching this movie every parent has to question if they want their child to participate in this sport. For me and my children, it's a definite "No-Brainer".


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