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Gleason (2016)

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After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses.

Director:

Clay Tweel (as J. Clay Tweel)

Writer:

Clay Tweel (as J. Clay Tweel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Gleason ... Self
Mike Gleason Mike Gleason ... Self
Scott Fujita ... Self
Mike McKenzie Mike McKenzie ... Self
Michel Varisco-Gleason ... Self
Paul Varisco Jr. Paul Varisco Jr. ... Self
Vinnie Varisco Vinnie Varisco ... Self
Ryan Gootee Ryan Gootee ... Self
Paul Varisco Sr. Paul Varisco Sr. ... Self
Brendan Weber Brendan Weber ... Self
Kyle Gleason Kyle Gleason ... Self
Gail Gleason Gail Gleason ... Self
Jill Varisco Jill Varisco ... Self
Kevin Dedmon Kevin Dedmon ... Self
Rivers Gleason Rivers Gleason ... Self
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Storyline

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do - LIVE: with purpose, for his newborn son, for his wife, and to help others with his disease.

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Taglines:

Live with purpose. Love with purpose.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Steve Gleason: All dad's never think that they're annoying their kids like they do... so I have no idea how I will annoy you. I hope it's not the way that my dad annoys me.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 August 2016 (2016) See more »

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Hoping and Healing
Written by Mike McCready
Performed by Mike McCready
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LJ's QR: Beautifully Crafted Documentary
12 July 2016 | by ljsmoviesSee all my reviews

LJ'S QUICK MOVIE REVIEW

"Gleason" is a heartfelt documentary that follows Steve Gleason's inspiring battle with ALS. Gleason, a former NFL player, was best known for his memorable tenure with the Saints. Now, he's better known for spreading awareness, support, and hope for the ALS cause.

This uncensored emotional roller coaster will take you through 5-years of Gleason's life. He teaches you about his sorrows, triumphs, and goals. The rich commentary and interactions with Gleason, his family, and his foundation fill you with respect for Gleason's great contributions to society.

Not only does "Gleason" give you a new perspective on those overcoming disabilities, it also inspires you to live your own life to the fullest extent and help others do the same. I sincerely recommend watching this amazing documentary.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gleason Project See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,583, 31 July 2016

Gross USA:

$583,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$583,664
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