Concussion Movie

Even legends need a hero.

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Who's Involved:

Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Marsan, David Morse, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Giannina Facio, Albert Brooks, Peter Landesman, Stephen Moyer, Paul Reiser, Mike O'Malley, Matthew Willig, Bitsie Tulloch

Release Date:

Friday, December 25, 2015 Nationwide

thematic material including some disturbing images, and language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the 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 institutions in the world.

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Who stars in Concussion: Cast List

... Cyril Wecht

THIS IS 40, Finding Nemo 3D  

... Dr. Bennet Omalu

Emancipation, I Am Legend 2  

... Dr. Julian Bailes

Aloha, Rise of the Guardians  

... Prema Mutiso

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  

... Keana Strzelczyk

Caroline and Jackie, Chronic  

... Dr. Ron Hamilton

Code of Silence, Last Survivors  

... Roger Goodell

Horizon: An American Saga, All We Had  

... Dave Duerson

Annie, Thor: The Dark World  

... Dr. Elliot Pellman

The Darkness, Fatherhood  

... Mike Webster

World War Z, The Hurt Locker  

... Dr. Steven DeKosky

Vesper, The Contractor  

... Daniel Sullivan

R.I.P.D., So Undercover  

Who's making Concussion: Crew List

A look at the Concussion behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Landesman last directed Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House and Parkland. The film's writer Peter Landesman last wrote Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House and Kill the Messenger.


Peter Landesman


Giannina Facio
Michael Schaefer
Ridley Scott

Production Company

Scott Free Productions

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Production: What we know about Concussion?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the October 2009 GQ article "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2015 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2015 - February: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2014 - June: The film was set to Development  status.

Concussion Release Date: When was the film released?

Concussion was a Nationwide release in 2015 on Friday, December 25, 2015. There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Daddy’s Home, Point Break and Joy.

Concussion DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Concussion was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 .

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