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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 112016
 

photo for Concussion Based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, a brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful -– and beloved –- institutions in the world. Vitals: Director: Peter Landesman. Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Albert Brooks. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 123 min., Bio-Drama, Box office gross: $34.255 million, Sony. Extras: “Inside the True Story” featurette, commentary with director Peter Landesman. Blu-ray adds nine deleted scenes, “Crafting Concussion” featurette. 2 stars

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