Jim Brown: All-American [DVD] 
Spike Lee directs a flawed but fascinating portrait of the sports legend, actor, and activist in Jim Brown: All American. Interviewing former coaches, teammates, and celebrity observers (including Oliver Stone), and with Brown's cooperation, this HBO documentary is best at detailing Brown's early life. Briefly raised by a great-grandmother in Georgia, Brown moved to Long Island, where he found a supportive, predominantly white, community that encouraged his high school victories in basketball, lacrosse, tennis, and, of course, football. He encounters racism at Syracuse University, but Brown's performance and pride overwhelmed all resistance. The Cleveland Browns chapter explains how Brown dominated the game, and then Lee ventures into his subject's experiences in Hollywood and as an African American community leader. The film is engaging and disciplined until controversial issues arise--Brown's alleged abuse toward women, for example--and Lee refuses to press. But in general, this is a good piece about a charismatic, dynamic figure.
Director(s): Spike Lee
Format: DVD, Widescreen, Closed Captions
Condition: PREVIOUSLY VIEWED
Manufacturing Attributes: N/A
Language: English, French, Spanish
Region: 1 (USA)
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 (16:9 SD-Standard Definition 480i)
Color: Color (SD)
Runtime: 2 hours and 12 minutes (132 mins USA)
Sound Mix: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Number of discs: 1
Release Date: August 24, 2004
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