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42
Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford




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Brian Helgeland's historical sports drama/biopic 42 relates the historic 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) decides to sign the first black Major League player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Although Robinson faces ugly, vicious racism from other clubs, fans, and on occasion his own teammates, Rickey encourages him to not fight back. By following that advice, Robinson allows his remarkable athletic talent to speak for itself, and soon the first-year player becomes one the most popular players on the team, eventually securing the Rookie of the Year award. Christopher Meloni and Hamish Linklater co-star.

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Overview

Brian Helgeland's historical sports drama/biopic 42 relates the historic 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) decides to sign the first black Major League player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Although Robinson faces ugly, vicious racism from other clubs, fans, and on occasion his own teammates, Rickey encourages him to not fight back. By following that advice, Robinson allows his remarkable athletic talent to speak for itself, and soon the first-year player becomes one the most popular players on the team, eventually securing the Rookie of the Year award. Christopher Meloni and Hamish Linklater co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Brian Helgeland - Director
Chadwick Boseman
Harrison Ford
Nicole Beharie
Christopher Meloni
T.R. Knight
Alan Tudyk
John C. McGinley
Lucas Black
Andre Holland
Hamish Linklater

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 128
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929316038
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (thematic elements including language)
  • Release Date: July 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Race Relations
Baseball Players
Biographical

 

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Reviews:
3 stars out of 4 -- "John C. McGinley delivers a gem of a performance as the great announcer Red Barber, and Andre Holland is solid as Wendell Smith..." - 04/11/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


"Robinson is played by Chadwick Boseman....The actor brings real force and dignity to the part, as well as a fierceness that will not be pushed around." - 04/11/2013 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] stirring, straightforward and ultimately soaring portrayal of Robinson’s historic entry into Major League Baseball in 1947." - 04/12/2013 Washington Post


"For all its wholesomely uplifting design, 42 makes Jackie Robinson's struggle against racism look every bit as brutal and scary as it was." -- Grade: B+ - 04/19/2013 Entertainment Weekly


"[The movie] picks a winner in Chadwick Boseman....Boseman shrewdly eases into the role." - 04/25/2013 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ell-told...doing justice to Jackie Robinson..." - 09/05/2013 Empire

 

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