Jackie Robinson In The Film, 42 By Thomas Tull

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Talented and brave, are just two of many words that describe Jackie Robinson. Directed and written by Brian Helgeland, 42 is a movie that not only highlights the negativity that Mr. Robinson faced, but also tells a great story of how he overcame such a dark moment in his career. The movie was produced by Thomas Tull in 2013, staring Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson), Harrison Ford (Branch Rickey), and Christopher Meloni (Leo Durocher). I was able to watch this movie with my family. Not only was it informative, but also entertaining. This was a stand-alone film that told the story of Mr. Robinson and his experience with the Dodgers.

The movie 42 is the story of Mr. Robinson and his determination to play in the Major League Baseball. He was …show more content…

Robinson's life. From the league not being integrated to the unfair treatment of African Americans in this country. The movie was a very accurate story of that period. Mr. Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Him and his four brothers and sisters were raised by his mother. Mr. Robinson wasn't the only amazing athlete in his family, his brother also competed and won in the Olympics. Mr. Robinson always loved sports from football, tennis, and basketball. He was a great player even his high school days. Mr. Robinson had to always deal with racism even racism. Even though people wanted him to win while playing sports, but when he wasn't playing they treated him very badly and unfairly. After high school Mr. Robinson went to college at UCLA where he continued to play sports such as basketball, baseball, and track. After he left college he played football professionally but had to stop early due to him being drafted to the army. Before the Brooklynn Dodgers he played for the Kansas City Monarchs. Mr. Rickey wanted Mr. Robinson to play for the dodgers so that they could win a pennant. He made sure that Mr. Robinson knew it wasn’t going to be easy and that people might not like hat he was playing in the league. He was the first African American to play in the league. He also played short stop, just like

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