“42” is a biographical film that focuses on Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. Set in 1947, Robinson breaks racial barriers by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers, thanks to the support of team executive Branch Rickey. Rickey, committed to integrating baseball, chooses Robinson for his skill and ability to withstand racial prejudice, knowing they will both face societal backlash.

The film also delves into the professional relationship between Robinson and Rickey, emphasizing its impact on sports history. More than a tale of athletic achievement, “42” highlights the duo’s courageous stand against racism, helping to pave the way for future generations of African-American athletes and fostering social change.

42 | April 12, 2013 (United States) 7.5
Director: Brian HelgelandWriter: Brian HelgelandStars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison FordSummary: In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.


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