• Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull

Release Date: November 14th, 1980

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2001

R |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

The story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls in love with a gorgeous girl from the Bronx. The inability to express his feelings enters into the ring and eventually takes over his life. He eventually is sent into a downward spiral that costs him everything.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Frank Adonis, Mario Gallo

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Rivalry , 1960s , Fall , Prison , Transformation , Dark , Friend , Love interest , 1940s , Gritty , Wife , New York City ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    The film that many consider the finest of its decade, Raging Bull, has aged well, and not just because it was filmed in black and white. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    De Niro, however, is brilliant and his performance should be a leading contender in this year's Oscar competition. show more

  • 100

    De Niro's performance is one of legend. show more

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Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture