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42 [Blu-ray] (2013)

Chadwick Boseman , Harrison Ford , Brian Helgeland  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,322 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland
  • Directors: Brian Helgeland
  • Writers: Brian Helgeland
  • Producers: Thomas Tull, Dick Cook, Jon Jashni, Jason Clark
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: July 16, 2015 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,322 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009NNM9TU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,068 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "42 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking MLB's infamous color line and forever changing history.

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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plaaaay Ballll! April 9, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
"Plaaaay Ballllll!" Yes, the Boys of Summer are at it again and this time, I learned a LOT about where American baseball has been and the fundamental changes that have happened in my lifetime. Even though we already know how it ends, thanks to a terrific PG-13 script by Brian Helgeland (Oscar for "L.A. Confidential") this insight into the Great American Pastime is an excellent reminder of how far we have come, thanks to courageous trail blazers like Jackie Robinson, who integrated professional baseball in 1945 at the instigation of Branch Rickey, a baseball executive who loved the game.

We cringe at the language used to attack our hero, we are saddened by the refusal of hotels and restaurants to serve a team that includes a black man, we are enraged by the racist heckling that takes place and we cheer when we see a man quietly rise above the rancor and "just play ball."

Here is a sample of the (huge) wonderful cast:
* Chatwick Boseman ("The Express" and lots of TV) is heroic as the legendary Jackie Robinson, whose Brooklyn Dodgers uniform boasts a "42" on the back. Despite Jim Crow laws, blatant racism and a potential lynch mob, he staunchly maintains, "I'm just here to play baseball."
* Nicole Beharie ("Shame") is Robinson's gentle wife, Rachel, who is the calm at the center of his storm. The Robinsons are from Pasadena, so neither of them had ever encountered segregation; they had only read about it.
* Harrison Ford ("Ender's Game" SOON!) is marvelous as Branch Rickey, the man who first brings a black man (Robinson) into Big League Baseball. He pulls no punches when he lays out what is in store for Robinson; he gives excellent advice. He explains that "God is a Methodist.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tale of Real Life Heroism April 14, 2013
Format:DVD
When I was a kid Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey were history, I read about them in books. But my baseball heroes were Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins, to me they were always just baseball players, their being black wasn't a factor in either my liking or disliking of them, and "42" brings home the truly heroic effort and forces Jackie Robinson had to overcome.

"Sports movies" are best when they're a metaphor for other areas of our lives. "Field of Dreams" isn't really about baseball, "Rocky" isn't really about boxing, and "Hoosiers" really isn't about basketball. What those movies speak to are other forces in our lives that hopefully bring out the best in us, and while "42" isn't metaphorical it speaks directly to our views of race and racism.

"42" takes place between 1946 and 1948 when Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) brought Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the Brooklyn Dodgers and integrated baseball. The plot is as simple as that, the story isn't. Robinson was virtually alone, Martin Luther King Jr was still a high school student, Rosa Parks hadn't yet refused to sit at the back of the bus (although Robinson had and was court-martialed for it in the military), those who believed in him were his wife Rachael (Nicole Beharie) and Rickey. Robinson didn't even have the backing of his teammates who started a petition refusing to play with Robinson, slowly Robinson won over their respect. The way Robinson won over their respect, besides being a great ballplayer was to smile while epithets and threats were hurled at him, to get back up after players on opposing teams purposefully injured him.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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42, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, is based on the real-life story of Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to play in the major leagues. Robinson's story is well known to many, but to anyone who isn't, 42 (Robinson's number when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers) will serve to acquaint them with the man and his achievements against the backdrop of the times he lived through. The cast is excellent and give outstanding performances, particularly when recreating the feel of the times and the way it felt to watch Robinson play.

The story begins in 1945, when Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (a deftly turned performance by Harrison Ford) makes the decision that his team is going to be the first major league baseball team to recruit and field a black player. He takes his time, going over the various prospects with his staff, and finally settles on a short-stop currently playing for a black league team, the Kansas City Monarchs, Jackie Robinson (terrifically played by Chadwick Boseman). The film then follows Robinson's career, starting with his being signed to Rickey's minor-league Montreal Royals for the 1946 season, and then his move up to the big league Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

One of the best things about 42 is that it does show just how racially divided American was in the years following WWII and how openly hostile - and acted upon - the racism was in those days. This is absolutely vital to the film in order to show just how daring - and risky - Rickey's decision was, and how daunting the challenge was for Robinson to was to step up to the plate and face the hostility of not only the crowds but also that of his own teammates as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good movie!!
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Great
Published 7 hours ago by Elizabeth O Lanchester
5.0 out of 5 stars The cast is amazing and the movie is just well done
This is an incredibly heartwarming story. The cast is amazing and the movie is just well done. I would recommend this story for any sports fan or non-sports fan. Read more
Published 1 day ago by The Celt
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Money and the Time
Very entertaining and made for a nice evening with my wife... Acting and storyline was solid and I hope historically accurate. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Go Navy!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing movie
Published 1 day ago by Wil
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent movie for those that enjoy baseball history!
Published 1 day ago by Debra Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it, and I am a girl from Pittsburgh
I loved it, and I am a girl from Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh! (I've you have seen the movie you will get the reference). Read more
Published 1 day ago by V.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great addition to my video collection. Especially when you like baeball movies. Thanks
Published 2 days ago by Michael Small
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good Bio-movie
A little dull for a movie about Mr. Robinson or was it about baseball integrating. Oh yeah, it was about baseball.
Published 2 days ago by JT Miller
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unforgettable
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