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42

The Jackie Robinson Story
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
42


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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.
Title: 42
the Jackie Robinson story
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, c2013.
Edition: Rental.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2013 motion picture.
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Summary: 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.
Audience: Rating PG-13 for thematic elements including language.
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Alternate Title: Jackie Robinson story
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Report This Apr 22, 2014
  • auntof3sjb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Report This Apr 14, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

All around good movie. I enjoyed it.

Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2013 American biographical drama about Jackie Robinson based on his true story. In a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, manager Ben Chapman taunts Robinson, causing him to go back to the dugout and smash his bat to vent his anger, which is a profoundly heart-wrenching moment. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson is forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field win over fans and his teammates while silencing his critics and forever changing the world by changing the game of baseball. After all, it is an inspiring and uplifting drama.

Report This Feb 27, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A decent sports movie with some major historical significance. That historical significance luckily overshadows some fairly bad performances from the cast.

This was an amazing movie about Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Both men undertook an endeavor that would change not only the face of baseball but the face of racism. Branch encouraged Jackie to look beyond the face and insults of racism, but to look beyond to use his skills on the baseball field to help change the mindset of the prevailing status quo. And that he did!!!

Report This Feb 08, 2014
  • lasertravis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good true life sports drama/biopic. Well written and acted. Inspirational. Maybe a little overdramatic at times, but the very serious subject matter gets a lot of help from a few well timed touching and humorous scenes as well. Looks authentic as a period piece also.

Report This Jan 26, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Report This Jan 14, 2014
  • marvelboy888 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Essentially The Help but with baseball, 42 tackles a very race-centric story with similarly heroic whites, colorful period designs, and casual, Disney-esque sentimentality. But where that film was filled with nuanced, transcendent performances that rose above it's limitations, this one struggles with underdevelopment. Jackie Robinson, despite being the lead is portrayed as a near mute saint, and each and every other baseball player in the film is generic as they come. Only Nicole Beharie, adding some spice to the "supportive wife" role and Harrison Ford, who is not necessarily good at least creates a character with personality, come off half decent. The central problem is that this film isn't about portraying Robinson the man, but Robinson the myth.

Report This Jan 09, 2014
  • SusanLarsen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great story behind the man. A few cliches thrown in for good(?) measure. Enjoyable and predictable outcome.

Report This Dec 17, 2013
  • smc01 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well-made movie that is very educational about this period of history and this man. According to the interviews in the Special Features, the movie depicts events accurately. The actor who plays Jackie Robinson does a great job.

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Report This Apr 22, 2014
  • auntof3sjb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Jan 26, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

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  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Dec 15, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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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