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Cast overview, first billed only:
Art Modell Art Modell ... Himself - Owner, Cleveland Browns 1961-95
Walter Beach Walter Beach ... Himself - Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1963-65 (as Dr. Walter Beach III)
Ed Walsh Ed Walsh ... Himself - Football Coach, Manhasset H.S. 1950-53
Sam Oakley Sam Oakley ... Himself - Teammate, Manhasset H.S.
Ed Corley Ed Corley ... Himself - Teammate, Manhasset H.S. (as Reverend Ed Corley)
David Skinner David Skinner ... Himself - Teammate, Manhasset H.S.
Karen Brown Ward Karen Brown Ward ... Herself - Jim's Daughter (as Karen Brown)
Roy Simmons Jr. Roy Simmons Jr. ... Himself - Teammate, Syracuse Lacrosse 1956-57
Chief Oren Lyons ... Himself - Teammate, Syracuse Lacrosse 1956-57
Ralph Wiley Ralph Wiley ... Himself - Sport Journalist
John Wooten John Wooten ... Himself - Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1961-65 / Former Director, Negro Industrial & Economic Union / Black Economic Union
Oliver Stone ... Himself - Filmmaker
Stuart Scott ... Himself - Sport Journalist, ESPN
Bernie Casey ... Himself - San Francisco 49ers, 1961-66, Los Angeles Rams, 1967-68
Willie Davis ... Himself - Teammate, Cleveland Browns 1958-59
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An Honest, Intellectual Confessional
24 August 2011 | by drqshadow-60-379886See 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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