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Based on the tumultuous real-life experiences of legendary boxing champion Jake LaMotta, THE BRONX BULL chronicles his rise as a world-class boxer and his struggles with life outside of the ring, offering an unflinchingly honest look into the heart of a champion.

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Martin Guigui

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Rustam Branaman (screenplay by), Martin Guigui (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Forsythe ... Jake LaMotta
Joe Mantegna ... Rick Rosselli
Tom Sizemore ... Tony
Paul Sorvino ... Giuseppe LaMotta
Penelope Ann Miller ... Debbie Forrester
Mojean Aria ... Young Jake LaMotta
Ray Wise ... Father Joseph
Natasha Henstridge ... Sally Carlton
James Russo ... Rocky Graziano
Robert Davi ... Aaron Levy
Cloris Leachman ... Lillian Forrester
Mike Starr ... Jerry
Joe Cortese ... Vito Lazio
Bruce Davison ... D.A. Bonomi
Dom Irrera ... Joe E. Lewis
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Based on the tumultuous real-life experiences of legendary boxing champion Jake LaMotta, THE BRONX BULL chronicles his rise as a world-class boxer and his struggles with life outside of the ring, offering an unflinchingly honest look into the heart of a champion. Written by Momentum Pictures

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The true story of an American legend.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal fights, pervasive language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raging Bull II See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jake LaMotta, Joe Allegro (executive producer) Pat Follini (Jake LaMotta's sister in law) talked about real life tough guy Chuck Zito (Oz, Sons of Anarchy, HomeFront) to play Jake LaMotta when production first began. See more »

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Follows Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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I Ain't Got Nobody
Performed by Cassidy Cooper
Arranged by Martin Guigui, Mason Cooper, Cassidy Cooper
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A world champion boxer who defied the odds and lived to be 95 years old upon his death
18 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

How do you sum up a boxing legend in 94 minutes of film when the man actually survived all odds and lived to the age of 95? Simply put, you don't. This biography film shows Jake LaMotta, who won the World Middleweight Championship on June 16, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, as a man with many regrets who felt used by so many people for his physical boxing ring prowess.

William Forsythe who played Jake LaMotta mostly after he retired from the ring did more than an admirable job in his portrayal as the brawler, professional boxer, stand up comedian, and womanizer who was married seven (7) times and fathered four (4) children. What was noticeably absent from this biographical portrayal was any of Jake LaMotta's ring fights, or his pension for assaulting the women in his life. Yes, the film did reflect somewhat how jealous Jake could get, but overall this portrayal of Jake LaMotta which mainly focused on his latter years showed a man with no true friends, only people interested in capitalizing on his former fame. This biography reflected a softer side of the ring brawler Jake LaMotta.

There is a great supporting cast in this film all adding value to the Jake LaMotta biography. It is well worth the watch and as such I have rated it 7 out of 10 which is slightly higher than the existing IMDB rating average


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