Concussion

2015
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Title: Concussion

Original Title: Concussion

Year: 2015

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: February 12 2016
  • United States: December 25 2015

Plot

This dramatic thriller based on a true story, focuses on unraveling the brilliant discovery by Dr. Bennet Omalu and the consequences of it which shook the foundations of the sports industry. This specialist in forensic neuropathology was the doctor who uncovered the first case of CTE in a professional footballer. Omalu realized that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy was the only possible answer to the symptoms that the athletes were showing, some concussions that came from the systematic beatings they had received in the head throughout his career. Will Smith plays this professional who decided to follow his instincts and not be intimidated by the powerful National Football League whose interests clashed with the newly discovered truth that Omalu struggled to make public. The illness meant only a bump on the road to a million dollar business that did not seem to consider the health of his players as a priority.

Peter Landesman wrote and directed this film which also features Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Arliss Howard.

Awards

  • 2016 Golden Globes: 1 0

Cast

Director:

Peter Landesman Peter Landesman

Will Smith

Will Smith

Dr. Bennet Omalu

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Dr. Julian Bailes

Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

Dr. Cyril Wecht

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Prema Mutiso

David Morse

David Morse

Mike Webster

Arliss Howard

Arliss Howard

Dr. Joseph Maroon

Mike O'Malley

Mike O'Malley

Daniel Sullivan

Videos

'Concussion' Trailer 2:01

'Concussion' Trailer

August 31 2015

Photos

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Trivia

Ridley Scott was originally set to direct after his film 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'.

Adapted from the GQ article 'Game Brain', written by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

The actor Alec Baldwin followed and studied several prominent Pittsburgh doctors while preparing for the film.

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