The Jackie Robinson Story

DVD - 2013
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The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 2013.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Forty
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in Québécois French with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Apr 14, 2021

Excellent movie. Great acting.

Mar 07, 2021

What a wonderful movie, one we really liked. A true story about a young man from Pasadena Cal. Played both baseball and football at the Junior college and then got a full scholarship to UCLA. The right man for the right time. A fine move for everyone to watch.

Dec 17, 2020

Very impressed with how good this is. Story, acting, authenticity. Highly recommend!

RandomLibrarian Dec 08, 2020

Chadwick Boseman did an excellent job portraying Jackie Robinson. An excellently cast dramatic biopic that will interest even those who aren't baseball fans.

Sep 09, 2020

The best version of The Jackie Robinson Story! Very, very delightful with comic relief mixed into the serious. Well played by Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. Many other familiar actors playing parts of baseball athletes and all honoring well those they portrayed. Put this in your sportsman library! Great for the whole family!

Aug 31, 2019

Drama. Everyone should watch this at least once. Opportunity for Harrison Ford to play a thinking role vs action. Boseman someone to watch.

Oct 17, 2017

Great sports movie. This was my first Chadwick Boseman movie and i have liked him ever since.

Sep 15, 2015

An interesting trip through this era of American baseball. Watch for the sense of an era that has long past. Some of it is good, some not so good; in fact evil.

Mar 15, 2015

Great flick. Good cast, great acting.

Feb 12, 2015

Not a mind-blowing experience, I'd say, since most casual baseball fans are already roughly familiar with the Jackie Robinson story (including, for us Canadians, the stint in Montreal) but really well-made for what it is, with strong performances from relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman as number 42, Harrison Ford (in a role he really makes his own despite the fact it was intended for "The Natural" himself, Robert Redford) as the Dodgers GM behind the groundbreaking move and, most surprisingly, Alan Tudyk of "Firefly" fame as the absolutely noxious racist coach of an opposing team.

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Dec 15, 2013

from IMDb: Jackie Robinson: You want a player who doesn't have the guts to fight back?

Branch Rickey: No. I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back.

Jackie Robinson: You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, I'll give you the guts.

Pee Wee Reese: Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart.

reporter: Baseball was proof positive that democracy was real. A baseball box score after all, is a democratic thing. It doesn't say how big you are, or what religion you follow it does not know how you voted, or the color of your skin, it simply states what kind of ballplayer you were on any particular day.

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Jun 15, 2019

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