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PG-13| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.

Cast: Chadwick Boseman , Harrison Ford , Nicole Beharie , Christopher Meloni , Ryan Merriman , Lucas Black , Andre Holland , Alan Tudyk

Director: Brian Helgeland

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

42 (2013)

Release Date: April 12th, 2013|2 hr. 8 min.

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fan reviews ( 36 )
  • Given Helgeland's rep as a screenwriter (including an Oscar for 1997's L.A. Confidential), it rankles that 42 settles for the official story. The private Robinson, who died of a heart attack at 53 in 1972, stays private. We stay on the outside looking in. Let it be. show more

  • A superior sports movie, dealing honestly with a great American story. show more

  • It takes a particularly ham-fisted filmmaker to transform a fascinating and historically significant story into something as formulaic as 42. show more

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  • July 12, 2013 thehafts
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    spectacular movie. a must have

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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    EXCELLENT!!!

  • July 04, 2013 mrgdwrench4111
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    This was a Great movie , 2 thumbs up . very good acting ! worth a viewing or remtal . Herison ford did an out standing job .

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