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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.

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Clay Tweel (as J. Clay Tweel)

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Clay Tweel (as J. Clay Tweel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Gleason ... Himself
Mike Gleason Mike Gleason ... Himself
Scott Fujita ... Himself
Mike McKenzie Mike McKenzie ... Himself
Michel Varisco-Gleason ... Herself
Paul Varisco Jr. Paul Varisco Jr. ... Himself
Vinnie Varisco Vinnie Varisco ... Himself
Ryan Gootee Ryan Gootee ... Himself
Paul Varisco Sr. Paul Varisco Sr. ... Himself
Brendan Weber Brendan Weber ... Himself
Kyle Gleason Kyle Gleason ... Himself
Gail Gleason Gail Gleason ... Herself
Jill Varisco Jill Varisco ... Herself
Kevin Dedmon Kevin Dedmon ... Himself
Rivers Gleason Rivers Gleason ... Himself
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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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Live with purpose. Love with purpose.

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Documentary

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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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Steve Gleason: There's almost nothing more personal than a father-son relationship. You know. What I think is so interesting is that - this is obviously - This whole thing, these video journals, this film... all this is about a father and a son.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 July 2016 (2016) See more »

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See the film, its worth you time to feel human.
29 July 2016 | by philcordisSee all my reviews

Me and my wife went to a show here in New Orleans. Gleason has been a public figure in the city for some time. Living here during his time as player at the Saints we all knew his name. We where aware of his struggles with ALS and even his outreach. This movie takes you on a deep inside look of the life of his family with no filter and uncut realism. Love knows no bounds and as the movies connects you with the struggles of being human you might take a deep look at yourself. I came away from the theater reflecting on what i had done with my life. Feeling more then a bit of guilt for not doing more with what I have. The films very much a first person blog video, something that you could or would expect to find on Youtube. Its amazing the forethought put into capturing life before it becomes a scrip. As things unfold you become aware of the fragility of life and the greatness. I recommend seeing the film and share with friends. We all have something we can do and sacrifice to make the lives of everyone we know better.


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