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Jim Brown: All American (2002)

An in-depth portrait of football legend and action movie star Jim Brown, including discussions about his childhood, his unequaled football career, his success in Hollywood, and his brushes with the law in his later years.

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Spike Lee
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Art Modell ... Self - Owner, Cleveland Browns 1961-95
Walter Beach Walter Beach ... Self - Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1963-65 (as Dr. Walter Beach III)
Ed Walsh Ed Walsh ... Self - Football Coach, Manhasset H.S. 1950-53
Sam Oakley Sam Oakley ... Self - Teammate, Manhasset H.S.
Ed Corley Ed Corley ... Self - Teammate, Manhasset H.S. (as Reverend Ed Corley)
David Skinner David Skinner ... Self - Teammate, Manhasset H.S.
Karen Brown Ward Karen Brown Ward ... Self - Jim's Daughter (as Karen Brown)
Roy Simmons Jr. Roy Simmons Jr. ... Self - Teammate, Syracuse Lacrosse 1956-57
Chief Oren Lyons ... Self - Teammate, Syracuse Lacrosse 1956-57
Ralph Wiley Ralph Wiley ... Self - Sport Journalist
John Wooten John Wooten ... Self - Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1961-65 / Former Director, Negro Industrial & Economic Union / Black Economic Union
Oliver Stone ... Self - Filmmaker
Stuart Scott ... Self - Sport Journalist, ESPN
Bernie Casey ... Self - San Francisco 49ers, 1961-66, Los Angeles Rams, 1967-68
Willie Davis ... Self - Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1958-59
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An in-depth portrait of football legend and action movie star Jim Brown, including discussions about his childhood, his unequaled football career, his success in Hollywood, and his brushes with the law in his later years.

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An Honest, Intellectual Confessional
24 August 2011 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee 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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