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Concussion

#CONCUSSIONMOVIE

Against all odds

#CONCUSSIONMOVIE

Pursuit of Truth

#CONCUSSIONMOVIE

Courage to act

#CONCUSSIONMOVIE

True Legends

#CONCUSSIONMOVIE

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a sports-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.

  • Will Smith

    as

    Dr. Bennet Omalu

  • Alec Baldwin

    as

    Dr. Julian Bailes

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    as

    Prema Mutiso

  • Arliss Howard

    as

    Dr. Joseph Maroon

  • Paul Reiser

    as

    Dr. Elliot Pellman

  • Luke Wilson

    as

    Roger Goodell

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    as

    Dave Duerson

  • Written and Directed by

    Peter landesman

  • David Morse

    as

    Mike Webster

  • Albert Brooks

    as

    Dr. Cyril Wecht

Crew
  • Written and Directed by

    Peter landesman

  • Produced by

    Ridley Scott

    Giannina Scott

    David Wolthoff

    Larry Shuman

    Elizabeth Cantillon

  • Based on the GQ article
    “Game Brain” by

    Jeanne Marie Laskas

  • Executive Producers

    Michael Schaefer

    David Crockett

    Ben Waisbren

    Bruce Berman

    Greg Basser

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“By dying they
speak for the
living and I
speak for them,
that’s all I do.”

– Dr. Bennet Omalu
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History of our players

A timeline of concussions and safety in sports.

1900
The first
cycling
helmet

Racers begin strapping on
headgear mode from strips
of leather and wool.

1928
Punch drunk syndrome
Symptoms
  • Tremors
  • Slowed movement
  • Confusion
  • Speech problems
...

Concussions have been known to affect
boxers since the 1920s (when it was termed
Punch Drunk Syndrome or Dementia
Pugilistico). Tremors, slowed movement,
confusion, ond speech problems were
typical side effects of the condition.

...
19
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9
  • 0
Helmets are adopted
  • Cricket

    The first cricket player to wear a full helmet (a modified motorcycle helmet, including a plastic visor) in a test match, in Barbados in 1978.

  • Ice Hockey

    National Hockey League (NHL) announced that protective helmets would become mandatory in the NHL.

  • Lacrosse

    Following a number of head injuries to female players in the 1980s in South Australia, players and coaches moved to adopt the optional use of protective headgear in the women's game.

2002
...
Discovery of
...
...
Chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE)
...

Dr. Bennet Omalu

Dr. Omalu examines the brain of Mike Webster
and found evidence of a brain disease that Omalu
calls CTE - a neurological degenerative disease
that provides a direct link between head trauma
and dementia later in life.

Click and drag to the right to see what Dr. Omalu discovered.
Healthy Brain C.T.E Brain
2005

Dr. Bennet Omalu identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy
(CTE) in the brains of former National Football League (NFL)
players Terry Long, 45, and Andre Waters, 44.

C.T.E Brain tissue
Healthy brain tissue
Click and drag around the circle to
focus the slide.
...
...
Both players had
committed suicide.
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2011
Death at a rugby match
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
January

The first death in Northern Ireland due to Second Impact Syndrome (multiple concussions without treatment) was recorded after a player died from suffering a concussion during a school rugby match.

December

Later that year, the International Rugby Board issued a highly detailed policy for dealing with injured players with suspected concussions.

2014
Soccer head trauma
...

In 2014 the first soccer player
is diagnosed with Chronic
Traumatic Encephalopathy.

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Future
2,476,899

Every year, many individuals around the world experience traumatic
brain injury, many in the form of concussions. Dr. Bennet Omalu and his colleagues
are doing everything they can to bring awareness to the dangers of concussions
and sports-related head injuries. The more we learn about this disease from continued
research and organizational support, the closer we'll be to finding a way to prevent it.

#concussionmovie

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