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  • Trailer for 42

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

The story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in American Major League Baseball, focusing on the two years of his life after he entered the game in 1947.

Cast

  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Harrison Ford
  • Nicole Beharie
  • Christopher Meloni
  • Ryan Merriman
  • Lucas Black
  • André Holland
  • Alan Tudyk
  • Hamish Linklater
  • T.R. Knight

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Howard Baldwin and wife Karen Elise Baldwin developed this project after Ray (2004). They commented on how hard it was to get an African-American bio pic made.
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Goofs

  • As the minor league team bus approaches the rural gas station, a caption says "Interstate 24". The Interstate system started in 1956. The road is most likely US Highway 24, which runs east-west through Kansas City.
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Quotes

    • [from trailer]
    • Ben Chapman: Why don'tcha look in a mirror? This is a white man's game!
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Metacritic

75
Apr 12, 2013

A kind and decent film, but doesn't add to Robinson's legacy.

Laremy Legel
Film.com
65
Apr 11, 2013

A profile in real-life courage that would be stronger as a movie if it weren't quite so intent on underlining teachable moments.

Metacritic review by Bob Mondello
Bob Mondello
NPR
50
Apr 10, 2013

Pretty when it should be gritty and grandiosely noble instead of just telling it like it was, 42 needlessly trumps up but still can't entirely spoil one of the great American 20th century true-life stories, the breaking of major league baseball's color line by Jackie Robinson.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter