March 29, 2013


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Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. 42 tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

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

In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired. The only exception is April 15th—Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. On that day alone, players from every team proudly wear Number 42 to honor the man who altered the course of history.

Opening on April 12, 2013, the 42 film will commemorate the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day.

Watch the trailer.

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  6. Syd

    I think this movie is going to be great. I never saw it before but I heard of the awesome people playing in this movie. I think it will be great!

  7. Michael

    I think Jakie Robinson is the best baseball player ever. I can’t wait to see it.

  8. KingD

    I saw the movie it was great. I had a fun time watching it. It was fun, exciting and educational all in one. Everybody should really watch the movie.

  9. rapidball47

    i saw it on sunday,best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t belive i got to see it!plus, i love baseball!:)

  10. Billybob

    I really want to see this movie. I am probably going to see it over the weekend.I love baseball!

  11. Billy Joe

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I think that it’s really cool how Jackie Robinson played in the MLB even though people were prejudice against him. I am a huge fan of baseball.

  12. TT

    I got to do a report for school on Jackie Robinson and it actually talked about this movie!
    It said he starred in it himself!I can’t wait for this movie!! (my first time seeing it.)

  13. Sam

    This sounds like a great inspiring movie. I love base-ball and so do all my friends. I will be sure to share this movie with them.

  14. Jackie

    I can’t wait for this to come out. Jackie Robinson’s story has always been one of my favorites.

  15. GreenCamaro5

    I like Jackie Robinson’s bravery to go to a white baseball league and can’t wait to see the movie. My little brother played on a baseball team with an adopted African-american kid who chose #42 because his older brother was #24 and he wanted to be like him.

  16. LukeNukem43

    This movie looks awesome! Jackie Robinson has always been one of my favorite players, and it’s awesome that a movie is coming out about him!

  17. big boy1234

    This movie looks great I cannot wait to see the true story of African Americans in sports.

  18. xCARLOSx

    Jackie Robinson is the greatest baseball player ever! I look up to him as my mentor.
    He has shone everyone that the sky is the limit.

  19. GorrilaPolorBear757

    This movie looks so good! I’m a major sports fan! Will so go and see it! can’t wait!

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