Raging Bull

In 1964, an aging, overweight Italian American, Jake LaMotta, practices a comedy routine. In 1941, LaMotta is in a major boxing match against Jimmy Reeves, where he received his first loss. Jake's brother, Joey LaMotta, discusses a potential shot for the middleweight title with one of his Mafia connections, Salvy Batts. Some time thereafter, Jake spots a fifteen-year-old girl named Vickie at an open-air swimming pool in his Bronx neighborhood. He eventually pursues a relationship with her, even though he is already married. In 1943, Jake defeats Sugar Ray Robinson, and has a rematch three weeks later. Despite the fact that Jake dominates Robinson during the bout, the judges surprisingly rule in favor of Robinson and Joey feels Robinson won only because he was enlisting into the Army the following week. By 1945, Jake marries Vickie.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Biography, Drama, Sports
Country:United States
Produced By:Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Hal W. Polaire, Peter Savage
Directed By:Martin Scorsese
Written By:Jake LaMotta, Mardik Martin, Joseph Carter, Paul Schrader, Peter Savage
Cast:Chuck Hicks, Harold Valan, Angelo Lamonea, McKenzie Westmore, Frank Topham, Walt La Rue, Frank Adonis, Gene LeBell, John Turturro, Joe Malanga, Paul Forrest, Mary Albee, Victor Magnotta, Jerry Schram, Mardik Martin, Lisa Katz, Fred Dennis, Frank Vincent, Allen Joseph, Geraldine Smith, Nicholas Colasanto, Bill Hanrahan, Floyd Anderson, Lou Tiano, Cathy Moriarty, Martin Scorsese, Michael Badalucco, Bob Aaron, Lori Anne Flax, Dick Whittington, Vincent Barbi, Billy Varga, Wally K. Berns, Candy Moore, Jimmy Lennon Sr., John Thomas, Dennis O'Neill, Bob Evan Collins, Charles Guardino, Joseph Bergmann, Joe Pesci, Vincent Di Paolo, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Harvey Parry, Shay Duffin, Gil Perkins, Laura James, George Latka, R. Michael Givens, Joseph A. Morale, Thomas Murphy, Richard A. Berk, Gene Allan Poe, Bill Mazer, Robert Dahdah, James V. Christy, Richard McMurray, Robert Uricola, Mario Gallo, Marty Denkin, Don Dunphy, Bobby Giordano, Coley Wallace, Scott Crawford, Jimmy Williams, Rita Bennett, Bernie Allen, Allan Malamud, Joseph Bono, Jack Lotz, Tony Lip, Robert De Niro, Charles Scorsese, Michael Charles Hill, Theresa Saldana, Peter Petrella, Peter Fain, Kevin Breslin, Peter Savage
In Theaters:Dec 19, 1980
Runtime:2 hours 9 minutes
Production:Chartoff-Winkler Productions
Box Office:$23,383,987
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu
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