42

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  • PG-13
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice... read more
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Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

Original Release

04/12/2013

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Cast

Chadwick Boseman Jackie Robinson
Harrison Ford Branch Rickey
Alan Tudyk Ben Chapman
Christopher Meloni Leo Durocher
John C. McGinley Red Barber
Lucas Black Pee Wee Reese
T.R. Knight Harold Parrott
Nicole Beharie Rachel Robinson
Ryan Merriman Dixie Walker
Jud Tylor Laraine Day
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Directors

Brian Helgeland

Writers

Brian Helgeland

Cast

Chadwick Boseman Jackie Robinson
Harrison Ford Branch Rickey
Alan Tudyk Ben Chapman
Christopher Meloni Leo Durocher
John C. McGinley Red Barber
Lucas Black Pee Wee Reese
T.R. Knight Harold Parrott
Nicole Beharie Rachel Robinson
Ryan Merriman Dixie Walker
Jud Tylor Laraine Day
Brett Cullen Clay Hopper
Brad Beyer Kirby Higbe
André Holland Wendell Smith (as Andre Holland)
Hamish Linklater Ralph Branca
James Pickens Jr. Mr. Brock
Gino Anthony Pesi Joe Garagiola
Kelley Jakle Alice
Jennifer Cocker Baseball Fan
Toby Huss Clyde Sukeforth
Max Gail Burt Shotton

Producers

Jason Clark Executive Producer
Dick Cook Executive Producer
Jon Jashni Executive Producer
Eric Heffron Executive Producer
Darryl Pryor Executive Producer
Thomas Tull Producer
Jason Clark Producer
Robin Jaffe Producer
Jon Jashni Producer
Jillian Share Producer
Nicholas Trotta Producer
Eric Heffron Producer
Darryl Pryor Producer

Editors

Peter McNulty, Kevin Stitt

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