Concussion movie quotes tell the based on a true story of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu who discovered a connection between NFL players' concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The biographical sports and medical drama was adapted into a screenplay by Peter Landesman based on the book Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Landesman also directed Concussion, which opened in theaters on December 25, 2015.
In Concussion, pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) grew up wanting nothing more than to come to America from his native Nigeria. After he fulfilled that mission, he began a fellowship in pathology and neuropathology at the University of Pittsburgh and conducted an autopsy on local pro football legend Mike Webster in 2002. Subsequent testing of Webster's brain revealed a condition no one had seen before, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and a link that his repetitive concussions caused the condition and his death.
But when Omalu shared his findings with other doctors (including Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks) and tried to share the research with the NFL (including Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson, hilariously as Roger Goodell), it was he who came under attack. Through various methods of intimidation and public denial of his facts, the league used multiple ways of trying to silence Dr. Omalu while many more died. This did not deter Omalu from his mission to make these findings known to all and save lives in the process.Concussion brought a very serious topic to theaters which were already showing some other lighter movies including Joy, Daddy's Home, Point Break, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Sisters.
I Found a Disease That No One Has
Dr. Bennet Omalu: I think found a disease that no one has ever seen before. Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain! It turns you into someone else.By examining the brains of several deceased professional football players, Bennet discovered a disease no one yet had identified. He determined that multiple concussions caused horrific long-term brain injuries with tragic results.176Should this be higher or lower?
If You Don't Speak for Them, Who Will?
Dr. Bennet Omalu: When I was a boy, heaven was here and America was here. You could be anything, you could do anything. I never wanted anything as much as I wanted to be an American.In speaking to his lady friend, Dr. Omalu explains how he wanted to much to be an American, yet what he found here would make him quite the enemy of the country. As Prema reminds him, he can save lives by sharing his discovery.
Dr. Bennet Omalu: I am the wrong person to have discovered this.
Prema Mutiso: If you don't speak for them, who will?134Should this be higher or lower?
Tell the Truth!
Dr. Bennet Omalu: Tell the truth! Tell the truth!Dr. Omalu is shocked when folks from the NFL continuously lie about the facts behind the deaths linked to CTE. It's unconscionable to him that they could deny this, knowing that men died because of this alarming situation.124Should this be higher or lower?
They Don't Want to Talk to You
Dr. Julian Bailes: Tape, needles, Torodol, Vicodin, whatever it takes to keep them in the game. It's business.While Bennet is eager to meet with the NFL about his findings, Dr. Bailes explains why he needs to simmer down. As Julian says, the league is quite aware of this fact and is in no hurry to make the public aware of it too.
Dr. Bennet Omalu: Get me a meeting with the commissioner.
Dr. Julian Bailes: They don't want to want to talk to you. The NFL has known about the concussion issue for years. You've turned on the lights and gave their biggest boogey man a name.114Should this be higher or lower?