Movie Review: 42

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By Brendan H.

Have you ever seen the movie 42? 42 is a movie based on how Jackie Robinson made it to the Major League Baseball (MLB).  He is an important athlete because he got into the MLB at the time when African Americans didn’t have the same rights as white people.

The players that didn’t think he should be there, pitched balls at his head, called him names and made his experience in MLB horrible.42 3

Robinson dealt with the racism, but it didn’t stop him from letting African Americans play in Major League Baseball.


The movie cast members are as follows:

Character:                       Actor:

Jackie Robinson          Chadwick Boseman

Branch Rickey              Harrison Ford

Rachel Robinson         Nicole Beharie

Leo Derocher              Christopher Meloni

Dixie Walker               Ryan Merriman

Pee Wee Reese            Lucas Black

Wendell Smith            Andre Holland

Ben Chapma               Alan Tudyk

Ralph Branca              Hamish Linklater

Harold Parrott             T.R. Knight

This movie is rated PG-13.

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Editor’s Note:  If you take a tour of the Dodger Stadium, you will find a wall that the players pass by every game. There are several names on the wall, but the one in the center and the biggest is Jackie Robinson.

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