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42 (2013, English)

Director: Brian Helgeland (128 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (78%), IMDB (7.6), Wikipedia, Amazon.

Similar movies: biopic, true story.

Summary: The movie "42" is the true life story of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball in USA. Overall, the movie is okay. I felt that the storyline had sudden jumps, it felt disconnected. Still, I love the movie for its strong message of non-violence.

An inspiring scene from the movie "42" that gave me goosebumps is here. Harrison Ford talks passionately about non-violence. It's 1947 and he's about to sign up Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in major league in USA. Harrison Ford's dialogue:

"People aren't gonna like this. They're gonna do anything to get you to react. Echo a curse with a curse and they'll hear only yours. Follow a blow with a blow and they'll say, 'The negro lost his temper'. Your enemy will be out in force and you cannot meet him on his own low ground. We win with hitting, running, fielding -- only that! We win if the world is convinced of two things: that you are a fine gentleman and a great baseball player!"

 

1 Jan 2013
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