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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.

Director:

Peter Landesman

Writers:

Peter Landesman, Jeanne Marie Laskas (based on the GQ article "Game Brain" by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Dr. Bennet Omalu
Alec Baldwin ... Dr. Julian Bailes
Albert Brooks ... Dr. Cyril Wecht
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Prema Mutiso
David Morse ... Mike Webster
Arliss Howard ... Dr. Joseph Maroon
Mike O'Malley ... Daniel Sullivan
Eddie Marsan ... Dr. Steve DeKosky
Hill Harper ... Christopher Jones
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Dave Duerson
Stephen Moyer ... Dr. Ron Hamilton
Richard T. Jones ... Andre Waters
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Elliot Pellman
Luke Wilson ... Roger Goodell
Sara Lindsey ... Gracie
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Storyline

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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Even Legends Need a Hero See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Lupita Nyong'o was offered the role of Prema Mutiso. See more »

Goofs

Lodi, California is shown with numerous hills nearby, but the real Lodi is in the middle of the flat Central Valley. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Krampus (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

So Long
Written by Leon Bridges, Josh Block, Austin Jenkins and Chris Vivion
Produced by Niles City Sound
Performed by Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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A Bit Long and Heavy But Overall Informative
12 December 2015 | by j-99125See all my reviews

This film brings to the forefront an important message. It explores the ugly side of fame in football. The repercussions of a life of hard hitting playing.

Will Smith gives a wonderful performance as Dr. Omalu. One of his best in recent memory for sure. In fact the whole ensemble is strong. Occasionally Alec Baldwin drops his southern drawl and I found that jarring, occasionally taking me out of the story.

The soundtrack was also something that I found jarring on occasion. I felt the direction was smooth and flowed quite well and the movie doesn't seem as long as its 123 minute run time.

If you're a fan of the game of football then go see this.


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Country:

UK | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Game Brain See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,513,749, 27 December 2015

Gross USA:

$34,542,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,623,572
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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