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

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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  • 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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New DVD Blu-ray: '42,' 'Evil Dead,' 'Bullet to the Head'

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Erin Whitney on July 15, 2013

Legendary Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "42" What's It About? Brian Helgeland's biopic tells the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and the legendary manager of the B...

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Gary Susman on April 14, 2013

Baseball may be the national pastime, but baseball movies generally don't do very well at the box office. Neither do movies with unknown stars, or thoughtful historical dramas for grown-ups (at least,...

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Dana Taddeo on April 12, 2013

Will you choose legends, laughs, or high drama this weekend?The movies opening this weekend will satisfy movie-goers with a broad range of interests. "42" tells the real-life story of baseball legend ...

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