Tell the truth in this first trailer for CONCUSSION

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Believe it or not, but sports such as American football are rather dangerous. After all, when you have a field of two dozen men who weigh about as much as VW Beetle on steroids, decked in armour and regularly causing flesh collisions every time they play a game, somebody is bound to get hurt.

And by hurt, I mean suffer debilitating brain damage. And that’s something that the NFL apparently wanted to keep covered up, as  CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a degenerative disease of the brain caused by repeated hits to the head, raised safety concerns about a massive sport where huge man-mountains butted heads on a regular basis.

Enter one Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist who worked to raise awareness of the issue. Here’s the first trailer for the true story, which actually has a decent bit of editing compared to all the other true story movies out there.

Concussion also stars Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson,Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, David Morse and Albert Brooks. Peter Landesman directs for a Christmas day release.

Last Updated: September 1, 2015

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Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Many moons ago I was at a B&B in JHB enjoying a nice breakfast while waiting for my lift to the airport. At the table next to me were a pair of elderly American tourists, one of which was reading the paper. He says to his wife, “Oh… they play rugby here.” She replies, “What’s that?” He says, “It’s like football, but without any of the pads or helmets.” And she goes, “That’s crazy!”

    What’s crazy is a 300lb man launching himself like a lawn dart at another 300lb man sprinting at him & thinking a helmet will stop his brain bouncing around in his skull.

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