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42

Year:
Duration:
128 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama | Sport
IMDB rate:
7.5
Director:
Brian Helgeland
Awards:
4 wins & 16 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Filming Locations: Rickwood Field - 1137 2nd Avenue W, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Earnings
Budget: $40,000,000
Opening Weekend: $27,487,144 (USA) (14 April 2013)
Gross: $95,001,343 (USA) (21 July 2013)
Cast
Actor
Character
Chadwick Boseman
Jackie Robinson
Harrison Ford
Branch Rickey
Nicole Beharie
Rachel Robinson
Christopher Meloni
Leo Durocher
Ryan Merriman
Dixie Walker
Lucas Black
Pee Wee Reese
André Holland
Wendell Smith
Alan Tudyk
Ben Chapman
Hamish Linklater
Ralph Branca
T.R. Knight
Harold Parrott
John C. McGinley
Red Barber
Toby Huss
Clyde Sukeforth
Max Gail
Burt Shotton
Brad Beyer
Kirby Higbe
Gino Anthony Pesi
Joe Garagiola
Brett Cullen
Clay Hopper
Jesse Luken
Eddie Stanky
Jamey Holliday
Pete Reiser
Derek Phillips
Bobby Bragan
Jamie Ruehling
Spider Jorgensen
Blake Sanders
Gene Hermanski
Johnny Knight
Carl Furillo
Clint O'Brien
Hugh Casey
Dusan Brown
Ed Charles
Cherise Boothe
Ed's Mother
Friedel Pinkston
Birmingham Catcher
Linc Hand
Fritz Ostermueller
Thomas Helgeland
Everett McCooey
Matt Clark
Luther
Peter Mackenzie
Happy Chandler
Joe Inscoe
Bob Cooke
Monnae Michaell
Mallie
Karole Foreman
Duff Harris
C.J. Nitkowski
Dutch Leonard
Scott Callaway
Andy Seminick
Aaron Farb
Phillie Two
James Rackley
Phillie One
Anthony S. Goolsby
Monarch Batter
Lou Criscuolo
Reporter One
Ross Hughes
Reporter Two
Joe Knezevich
Reporter Three
Mark Harelik
Herb Pennock
Kenny Cook
Fan One
David Sweeney
Fan Two
Rhoda Griffis
Miss Bishop
Daniel Fenlon
Babe Hamburger
Maury Covington
Policeman
Henry Friedman
Freckles
Holden Hansen
Freckle's Dad
Zarha Sandy
Bowman's Cafe
Dan Mengini
Spectator One
Jon Kohler
Spectator Two
Marc Gowan
Doctor
Jackson Walker
Jimmy Powers
Danny Vinson
Eddie Dyer
Ari Blinder
Photographer
William Flaman
Cracker
Denise Moyé
Older Woman
Peter Jurasik
Hotel Manager
Michael H. Cole
Another Reporter
Janet Metzger
Jane Ann
Dax Griffin
Racist City Island Fan
Jayson Warner Smith
White Gas Station Attendant
Jeremy Ray Taylor
Boy
Christopher Harvey
Bus Driver
Kelley Jakle
Alice
Tobias Michael Finn
Panamanian Kid
Ercell A. Grimes Jr.
Shouting Fan
Dwight Houser
City Island Umpire
Barry Suttle
Roosevelt Home Umpire
Andrew B. Roberts
Ball One Umpire
Jimmie L. Coleman
Negro League Umpire
Steve Hicks
Umpire One
Wayne Hickey
Umpire Two
Andrew C. Mullins
Umpire Three
Dennis A. Spears
Umpire Four
Gary Miller
Umpire Five
Todd Wilson
Reporter Four
David Thoms
Enos Slaughter
Richard Tavernaro
Deland Umpire
Hunter Clowdus
Dodger Bat Boy
Tucker Allen
Baseball Player
Chance Beam
Baseball Player
Matthew Brooks
Baseball Player
Chad Cannon
Baseball Player
Tom Capallo
Baseball Player
Nate Chancey
Baseball Player
Kyle Cyprysiak
Baseball Player
Brett Denney
Baseball Player
Barry Fowler
Baseball Player
Andrew Ginther
Baseball Player
Jeremy Hazen
Baseball Player
Chris Henegar
Baseball Player
Austin Hester
Baseball Player
Matthew Hill
Baseball Player
Daniel Howard
Baseball Player
Matthew Hubbard
Baseball Player
Chad Johnson
Baseball Player
Brandon Kersey
Baseball Player
Luke Large
Baseball Player
Brian Lauderdale
Baseball Player
Keith Law
Baseball Player
Ben Loderhose
Baseball Player
Mitchell McBee
Baseball Player
Kirklan Moore
Baseball Player
Marc Nellist
Baseball Player
Andrew Paul
Baseball Player
Darren Radcliff
Baseball Player
Danny Sawyer
Baseball Player
Jake Sharrock
Baseball Player
Jack Stewart
Baseball Player
Justin Willingham
Baseball Player
Evan D Anderson
Sailor (uncredited)
Loren L. Baker
Reporter
Jeremy Bales
Phillies Bat Boy
Chance Bartels
Dodgers Fan
Melissa Bender
Dodger Fan
Tyler Bilyeu
Young Man in Train
Becky Boyd
Airline Gate Agent
Frank Brennan
BWA Speaker
Valin Brenwen
Dodger Player
Betsey Brindger
Extra (uncredited)
Sean Buxton
Hank Behrman
Chuck Clark
Cab Rider
Jennifer Cocker
Baseball Fan
John Collier
Fan
Courtney Rose Collins
Young Lady at Train Station
Greg Crews
Garbage Man (uncredited)
Rob Crowe
Brooklyn Dodger Fan
Jarrod Cuthrell
Vendor
Stephanie Davis
Baseball Fan
David Dillon
Leader of Assault
Colman Domingo
Lawson Bowman
Gerald Duckworth
Montreal Royals Coach
Nicole Dukes
Extra (uncredited)
Joan Farrell
Lawson Bowman Patron
Drake Fenlon
Dodgers Fan
Jackson Flowers
Phillies Dugout Player
Michael Fortune
Baggage Carrier
Daniel Gale
Running Dodger #1
Miranda-Lynn Gartin
Montreal Fan
Benjamin C. Graham
Dodgers Fan
Anthony B. Harris
Street Pedestrian /
James Harvley
Outside Bar Patron
Walter Hendrix III
Baseball Fan
Mark Houser
Dodger Fan
Abigail Jackson
Waldorf Woman
Herman Johansen
Phillies Bench Coach (uncredited)
Andrew R. Kaplan
Reporter
Alexander Karim
(uncredited)
Michael Keating
Honorguardsmen #3
Debi Kimsey
Manicurist
Joe W. Lacey
Fan
Jack Landry
Printer
Marc-Henry Lazarre
Spectator
Scott Ledbetter
Townsman (uncredited)
Matthew Lyda
Jackie Heckler
Todd Maynor
Spectator
Ben McGinley
Eddie Basinski-Pittsburgh Pirate (uncredited)
Trey McGriff
Waldorf Member
Eric Mendenhall
Brooklyn Fan
Kurtis Montgomery
Rex Barney - Brooklyn Dodger
Dave Moro
Billy Herman
Tonia Morris
Panamanian Woman
Moses J. Moseley
Civilian (uncredited)
Cullen Moss
Waiting Reporter
Michael L. Nesbitt
Preacher
Michele Nichols
Baseball Fan
Kacie Jo Marta Nickles
New York Shopper
Sean Nix
Jake Pitler - Dodgers Coach
Emily Marie Palmer
Girl with Branch Rickey
Neko Parham
Deacon
Charles Parnell
Herbert T. Miller
Amanda Pasierbowicz
Baseball Fan
Jonathan Payton
Rachel's Brother
Ron Prather
Umpire Crosley
Dena Rivera
Bowman Cafe Patron
Joshua Roberts
Baseball Fan
Donterrius Ruff
Monarch #27
Andrew Rush
Lee Handley
Henry G. Sanders
Max
Denise Santos
Secretary
Harley Shellhammer
Montreal Royals Player
Nathan Sikes
Dodgers Fan
Ben Smith
Boston Brave
David Stanbra
Stan Musial
Curry Stone
Guy in Train 2
Jermaine Thomas
Monarch #40
Tony Vaughn
Deacon
Jerrad Vunovich
Bat Boy
Bilan Walker
Baseball Fan
Michael J. Walker
Baseball Fan
Tim Ware
Cook
Wayne Webb
Waldorf Patron
Joseph Wesolowski
Spectator
Marvin E. West
Fan
Nickolas Wolf
Baseball Fan
Did you know?
Trivia
Although Chadwick Boseman underwent weeks of baseball training to prepare for his leading role, Jasha Balcom, a former minor league player, was his stuntman in some scenes.
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In 1997, baseball commissioner Bud Selig universally retired Jackie Robinson's number, 42. The handful of players still wearing the number were allowed to keep it. As of the film's release, only Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees continued to wear 42 on a daily basis. Rivera retired at the end of the 2013 season. As of 2014 (barring special requests or approval), no major league player will wear #42 again.
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The film broke the record for highest box office opening weekend by a baseball movie. The previous record holder was 2006's The Benchwarmers (2006).
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Goofs
When Pee Wee Reese shows the threatening letter to Mr. Rickey, the door behind Pee Wee says "Private" backward because the lettering is on the other side of the window. The "R" in Private is facing the right way, when it should be backward.
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When Burt Shotton introduces himself to the Dodgers as the new manager, the team is wearing their gray "road" uniforms and standing in the visiting clubhouse of the Polo Grounds, the Giants' home ballpark. He asks who the Dodgers are playing, and someone replies "The Giants," which Shotton should already know.
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The first establishing shot outside Branch Rickey's office, the Mechanics Bank Building, shows an elevated subway passing by. While there was a subway line at that location, it ceased operation in 1940, and was demolished soon after.
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Quotes
Kirby Higbe: I got traded... to Pittsburg!
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Jackie Robinson: I'm not goin' anywhere! I'm right here!
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Branch Rickey: Jackie Robinson. A black man in white baseball.
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Photos from cast
James Pickens Jr. Jud Tylor