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The discovery shook one of the most powerful organizations in the world because political and economic interests used to jeopardize the health of the athletes. Bennet omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of cte, a. Concussion 2015 while conducting an autopsy on former nfl football player mike webster david morse, forensic pathologist dr. Concussion 2015 will smith at an event for concussion 2015 will smith in concussion.
Bennet omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of cte, a footballrelated brain trauma, in. Will smith concussion trailer video hollywood reporter. Sony pictures entertainments upcoming film, concussion, is a muchanticipated drama starring will smith that takes a look at the contentious issue of concussions in the realm of professional football. The nfl is bracing for the coming will smith movie, concussion, which tackles the head injuries that have plagued the league. Bennet omalu, the neuropathologist portrayed by will smith in the 2015 awardnominated film concussion, may not understand one of our countrys biggest athletic obsessions, but. But the new film concussion, starring will smith, is set to spread that message. Most nfl fans know head injuries are a cause for concern in the sport. Will smith touched by god on set of concussion the. The truth about will smiths concussion and bennet omalu. The new will smith movie concussion has put the spotlight back on the. I, robot bad boys ii concussion men in black men in black 3 mib 3 bluray. The movie concussion, which depicts a doctors fight with the nfl over football brain trauma, is receiving mounting criticism, particularly from the family of the late football player dave duerson. Aug 31, 2015 will smiths new movie concussion terrifies the nfl. Bennet omalu will smith discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that causes brain trauma for football players.
Concussion movie panned for inaccuracies, misportrayals. However, its the life stories that hold the movie back. Directed by 1 writing credits 2 cast 158 produced by 11 music by 1 cinematography. While the learning of the horrific turbulence that is a concussion makes for a very engaging bit of film. What could have easily become an overly dark biopic delivers a compelling truth showcases the nfls faults through one of will smith s best. Concussion is a 2015 american biographical sports drama film directed and written by peter landesman, based on the expose game brain by jeanne marie laskas, published in 2009 by gq magazine. Aug 31, 2015 a line in a movie, it might as well be a warning to the nfl. Bennet omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Dec 23, 2015 five days before the movie concussion hits theaters, one of the nfls brightest young stars took a running start and launched himself headfirst at the earhole of an opponents helmet this. Bennet omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of cte, a footballrelated brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. The movie is engaging and fascinating for much of its two hours.
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Concussion on dvd march 29, 2016 starring albert brooks, will smith, alec baldwin, gugu mbatharaw. In the united states and canada, the film opened on december 25, 2015 alongside daddys home, joy, point break and the nationwide expansion of the big short. Omalu will smith is frustrated about americas reaction to his medical findings and prema gugu mbatharaw encourages him to continue. Bennet omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of cte, a footballrelated brain trauma, in a pro player. I share the view of many that concussion, although not without its flaws and controversies, is certainly a. Today he is 51, and has starred in 51 movies in total, 10 since concussion was released how old do you think he looks in the movie. Bennet omalu the discoverer of cte in the recentlyreleased movie concussion, does a fine job with the role. A forensic neuropathologist discovers the first footballrelated brain. Dec 21, 2015 will smith as bennet omalu in concussion. I very much support this movie and i am glad that sony pictures only non nfl contract. Bennet omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in. Concussion is a 2015 biographical sports drama movie that is based on the expose game brain, written by jeanne marie laskas and was published in gq magazine on september 14, 2009.
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