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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

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Storyline

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone. Written by alfiehitchie

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Raging Bull  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,568 (USA) (28 January 2005)

Gross:

$45,250 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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Trivia

Producer Irwin Winkler first became involved in the film in 1975. It took roughly five years for the script to be finalized. See more »

Goofs

When Joey and Salvy are told to shake hands (after the fight), their hands are interlocked in one shot, but in the next, they are back in their respective laps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake La Motta: I remember those cheers / They still ring in my ears / After years, they remain in my thoughts. / Go to one night / I took off my robe, and what'd I do? I forgot to wear shorts. / I recall every fall / Every hook, every jab / The worst way a guy can get rid of his flab. / As you know, my life wasn't drab. / Though I'd much... Though I'd rather hear you cheer / When you delve... Though I'd rather hear you cheer / When I delve into Shakespeare / "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a ...
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Referenced in Fighters (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Prisoner of Love
(1931)
Music by Russ Columbo (uncredited) & Clarence Gaskill (uncredited)
Lyrics Leo Robin (uncredited)
Performed by Perry Como (1946)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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As perfect as perfect can be.
9 December 1999 | by (idaho,usa) – See all my reviews

Raging bull is my favorite film. Robert de Niro's performance in this film is truly amazing and the direction from Scorsese and the script from Paul Schrader are flawless. The fight scenes are the most brutal that I have ever seen on film even though theres only like 12 minutes of them and the editing is simply brilliant. It should have earned Scorsese a best director oscar but at least they had enough sense to award de Niro the best actor oscar.

I'll come back to this film forever.


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