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42

The Jackie Robinson Story

DVD - 2013
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History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros., 2013
Edition: Rental ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Forty two

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Charlie68
Sep 15, 2015

An interesting trip through this era of American baseball. Watch for the sense of an era that has long past. Some of it is good, some not so good; in fact evil.

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muffinpopcorn
May 05, 2015

Very well done movie that depicts the life of Jackie Robinson , interesting .

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marx_bro
Mar 15, 2015

Great flick. Good cast, great acting.

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mexicanadiense
Feb 12, 2015

Not a mind-blowing experience, I'd say, since most casual baseball fans are already roughly familiar with the Jackie Robinson story (including, for us Canadians, the stint in Montreal) but really well-made for what it is, with strong performances from relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman as number 42, Harrison Ford (in a role he really makes his own despite the fact it was intended for "The Natural" himself, Robert Redford) as the Dodgers GM behind the groundbreaking move and, most surprisingly, Alan Tudyk of "Firefly" fame as the absolutely noxious racist coach of an opposing team.

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TheSupervisor
Jan 21, 2015

Moving story about the changing social consciousness in the 40s and 50s through the eyes of a courageous ball player and an inspiring coach.

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joywolf83
Aug 06, 2014

Feel-good movie about an exceptional topic. The scenes where he steals the basics are mind blowing and poetry in motion. Solid movie. Wish that they could have had more depth to the characters. None of them really had much flavor. It would be nice if you could really feel Jackie's pain. However, I suppose simply doing on movie on this topic was major in itself.

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rslade
Jun 12, 2014

Important history, but the movie seems a bit superficial.

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charmed04
May 18, 2014

When Jackie was finishing his career I was listening to the games on radio. This is a great movie showing a great mans life and how he over came the hardships of being the first Black Man in baseball. Should've own an Oscar.

auntof3sjb Apr 22, 2014

NO bad performances here, LaBelle. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend THIS movie. Fantastic acting by everyone, Chris Meloni played Lero Durocher fabulously and you couldn't even TELL "Mr. Ricky" was Harrison Ford. And the manager was the Phillies? Heck, I wanted to hit him! Beautifully acted! The best lesson to learn from this movie? Be bound and determined and DON'T let ANYTHING stop you! That's what Jackie did. GBA!

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duane767
Apr 14, 2014

All around good movie. I enjoyed it.

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auntof3sjb Apr 22, 2014

Don't let anybody stop you from achieving your goals!

aaa5756 Jan 26, 2014

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 Jan 18, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jan 18, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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jimg2000
Dec 15, 2013

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

Branch Rickey: No. I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back.

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

Pee Wee Reese: Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart.

reporter: Baseball was proof positive that democracy was real. A baseball box score after all, is a democratic thing. It doesn't say how big you are, or what religion you follow it does not know how you voted, or the color of your skin, it simply states what kind of ballplayer you were on any particular day.

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