42 | 2013

Drama, Sports
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

... Jackie Robinson

Actor

... Branch Rickey

Actor

... Rachel Robinson

Actor

... Leo Durocher

Actor

... Dixie Walker

Actor

... Pee Wee Reese

Actor

... Wendell Smith

Actor

... Ben Chapman

Actor

... Ralph Branca

Actor

... Harold Parrot

Actor

... Red Barber

Actor

... Clyde Sukeforth

Actor

Company

Production Company

Atlanta Dogworks

Production Company

Avery FX, Inc.

Production Company

Entertainment Clearances, Inc.

Production Company

Footsteps Post Production Inc

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers, 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.

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