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42

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 GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) 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.
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Credits

Director:

  • Brian Helgeland

Cast:

  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Harrison Ford
  • Nicole Beharie
  • Christopher Meloni
  • Ryan Merriman
  • Lucas Black
  • Andre Holland
  • Alan Tudyk
  • Hamish Linklater
  • T.R. Knight
  • John C. McGinley
  • Toby Huss
  • Max Gail
  • Brad Beyer
  • James Pickens, Jr.
  • Gino Anthony Pesi
  • Brett Cullen
  • Jesse Luken
  • Jamey Holliday
  • Derek Phillips
  • Jamie Ruehling
  • Blake Sanders
  • Johnny Knight
  • Clint O'Brien
  • Dusan Brown
  • Cherise Boothe
  • Friedel Pinkston
  • Linc Hand
  • Thomas Helgeland
  • Matt Clark
  • Peter MacKenzie
  • Joe Inscoe
  • Monnae Michaell
  • Karole Foreman
  • C.J. Nitkowski
  • Scott Callaway
  • Aaron Farb
  • James Rackley
  • Anthony Goolsby
  • Lou Criscuolo
  • Ross Hughes
  • Joe Knezevich
  • Mark Harelik
  • Kenny Cook
  • Rhoda Griffis
  • Dan Fenlan
  • Maury Covington
  • Henry Friedman
  • Jon Kohler
  • Marc Gowan
  • Jackson Walker
  • Danny Vinson
  • Ari Blinder
  • William Flaman
  • David Sweeney
  • Denise Moye
  • Peter Jurasik
  • Dan Mengini
  • Michael H. Cole
  • Janet Metzger
  • Dax Griffin
  • Holden Hansen
  • Jayson Warner Smith
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Christopher Harvey
  • Kelley Alice Jakle
  • Jud Tylor
  • Tobias Michael Finn
  • Ercell Grimes
  • Dwight Houser
  • Barry Suttle
  • Andrew B. Roberts
  • Jimmie L. Coleman
  • Steve Hicks
  • Wayne Hickey
  • Andrew Mullins
  • Dennis A. Spears
  • Gary Miller
  • Todd Wilson
  • David Thoms
  • Richard Tavernaro
  • Hunter Clowdus

Writer:

  • Brian Helgeland

Producers:

  • Darryl Pryor
  • Dick Cook
  • Eric Heffron
  • Jason Clark
  • Jillian Share
  • Jon Jashni
  • Nicholas Trotta
  • Robin Jaffe
  • Thomas Tull

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