Gleason

Gleason
Gleason

Year

2016

Duration

109 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

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Synopsis

Steve Gleason was an American Football star who played for the New Orleans Saints. He’s well-known for a winning tackle he made in the team’s first game after Hurricane Katrina, which became a nation-wide symbol of New Orleans bouncing back after the disaster. A few years later, retired from football, Gleason discovers he has ALS – a degenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s. Maintaining his positive, funny, go-getting attitude, he sets out to create a video diary for his unborn son to watch later in life. Purposefully up close and personal, it movingly reveals how his wife and family both support and suffer with him. Life affirming yet emotional, this is a film about a man taking the reins of his illness and refusing to let it stop him from being an even greater hero.

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15 Classification

Strong language.

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