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42 (2013)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 12 April 2013 (USA)
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In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

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Brian Helgeland

Writer:

Brian Helgeland
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chadwick Boseman ... Jackie Robinson
Harrison Ford ... Branch Rickey
Nicole Beharie ... Rachel Robinson
Christopher Meloni ... Leo Durocher
Ryan Merriman ... Dixie Walker
Lucas Black ... Pee Wee Reese
André Holland ... Wendell Smith (as Andre Holland)
Alan Tudyk ... Ben Chapman
Hamish Linklater ... Ralph Branca
T.R. Knight ... Harold Parrott
John C. McGinley ... Red Barber
Toby Huss ... Clyde Sukeforth
Max Gail ... Burt Shotton
Brad Beyer ... Kirby Higbe
James Pickens Jr. ... Mr. Brock
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Storyline

In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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In a game divided by color, he made us see greatness.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Harrison Ford purposely played Branch Rickey wearing prosthetics and talked in a different voice so that people wouldn't know it was him. See more »

Goofs

The scene in which Pee Wee Reese puts his arm around Jackie at a game in Cincinnati occurred in 1948, not 1947. See more »

Quotes

Branch Rickey: You think God likes baseball, Herb?
Herb Pennock: What - ? What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Branch Rickey: It means someday you're gonna meet God, and when he inquires as to why you didn't take the field against Robinson in Philadelphia, and you answer that it's because he was a Negro, it may not be a sufficient reply!
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Move It On Over
Written and performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Knocked out of the ball park!
15 April 2013 | by jordangrossSee all my reviews

To start off, I am not the biggest fan of any type of sport, but I do enjoy the occasional sports movie. I thought it was very well done and kept you entertained the entire time. The facts were all right with every other player on the Dodgers and showed the realism of how racism used to be. I highly recommend seeing this movie not only if yo are a Baseball fan, but if you want to see a truly well done film.

One thing that really surprised me was how awesome of a job that Harrison Ford did playing Branch Rickey who owned the Dodgers. Chadwick Boseman also did a very great job playing Jackie Robinson. He kept the same attitude and gestures which was very entertaining to watch.

For my full video Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxk-ZFZFUMQ


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Jackie Robinson Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,487,144, 14 April 2013

Gross USA:

$95,020,213

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,470,701
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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