Legendary Pictures (2013)
Biography, Drama, Sports
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IMDB   7.8
128 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
Chadwick Boseman Jackie Robinson
Lucas Black Pee Wee Reese
Harrison Ford Branch Rickey
Christopher Meloni Leo Durocher
Jon Bernthal Ralph Branca
John C. McGinley Red Barber
T.R. Knight Harold Parrott
Ryan Merriman Dixie Walker
Jud Tylor Laraine Day
Brett Cullen Clay Hopper
Brad Beyer Kirby Higbe
Nicole Beharie Rachel Isum
Brian Helgeland
Producer Thomas Tull
Writer Brian Helgeland
Cinematography Don Burgess
Musician Mark Isham

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

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"42" tells the story of the American legend Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major league baseball player. This film takes place in the 1940s when racism and segregation were very prominent, so Jackie has to overcome many challenges and deal with the doubt and judgment people have towards him. With the support of journalist Wendell Smith (Andre Holland), Rachel Robinson (Nicole Beharie) and Dodger's owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), Jackie proves he has what it takes to make it.

Not only is "42" educational, but it also has a sense of humor, wit and a whole lot of inspiration. This film captures the hardships that not only Jackie and his family dealt with, but also the hatred that was shown towards the people that supported him. The cinematography and the way the camera angles are able to capture the movement of the players and the unspoken communication between the team members.