42 (2013) Poster


Chadwick Boseman: Jackie Robinson



  • Jackie Robinson : You want a player who doesn't have the guts to fight back?

    Branch Rickey : No. No. I want a player who's got the guts not to fight back. People aren't gonna like this. They're gonna do anything to get you to react. Echo a curse with a curse and, uh, they'll hear only yours. Follow a blow with a blow and they'll say, "The Negro lost his temper." That "The Negro does not belong." Your enemy will be out in force... and you cannot meet him on his own low ground. We win with hitting, running, fielding. Only that. We win if the world is convinced of two things: That you are a fine gentleman and a great baseball player. Like our Savior... you gotta have the guts... to turn the other cheek. Can you do it?

    Jackie Robinson : You give me a uniform... you give me a, heh, number on my back... and I'll give you the guts.

  • Jackie Robinson : I don't care if they like me. I didn't come here to make friends. I don't even care if they respect me. I know who I am. I've got enough respect for myself. I do not want them to beat me.

    Rachel Robinson : They're never going to beat you.

    Jackie Robinson : They... came close today.

  • reporter : Whatcha gonna do if one of these pitchers throws for your head?

    Jackie Robinson : I'll duck.

  • Jackie Robinson : I don't think it matters what I believe, only what I do.

  • [from trailer] 

    Jackie Robinson : I'm not goin' anywhere! I'm right here!

  • [Wendell speeds away from a crowd of threatening white men] 

    Jackie Robinson : What the hell, Wendell?

    Wendell Smith : A man came by while you was asleep. He said more men were coming. It might have been those fellas. Mr. Rickey said to get you to Daytona Beach ASAP.

    Jackie Robinson : Why didn't you say so?

    Wendell Smith : Well, Mr. Rickey was afraid you wouldn't want to leave. You'd want to stay there and fight.

    [Jackie starts laughing] 

    Wendell Smith : Man, what in the hell are you laughing at?

    Jackie Robinson : I thought you woke me because, because I was cut from the team.

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