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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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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, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$576,589, 28 August 2016
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Steve Gleason: Kids are a lot of fricking work man. And we get up every three hours... to feed you and when I say we... I mean Michel.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 August 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Rivers and Roads
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Performed by The Head and the Heart
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Astonishing, intimate, gut-wrenching
2 January 2017 | by jarthur0111See all my reviews

(I thought that "O.J.:Made In America" was going to be the best doc of 2016.)

This is an amazing movie. It is an intensely personal movie of a man & his wife/life partner/angel living with one of the most life-sucking illnesses known to mankind. It's tough to watch. It is worth the effort.

I struggle with words 3 nights removed from witnessing this film. This is a story of courage, pain, triumph, faith (not in the way you would expect), friendship, sacrifice &, above all, love. There are so many levels deftly handled & addressed in this film. It ends with an odd subtext of man melding into a machine. (Forgive me. I love sci-fi).

IDK. I do know it is one of the very films of 2016. SEE IT!


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