Is 42 based on a true story?

Turns out, 42 — a biopic that portrays Jackie Robinson’s 1947 integration of Major League Baseball — gets a lot of things right. Arnold Rampersad, a professor of English at Stanford University who wrote a biography of Robinson, says the film really rings true.

Is the movie 42 on Netflix?

Watch all you want. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford star in this rousing sports drama directed by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland.

Is 42 movie OK for kids?

42 is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements including language. Violence: Black characters are bullied and discriminated against throughout the film. A man is intentionally hit in the head with a baseball bat and slashed on the leg with cleats. Characters receive threatening letters and hate mail.

What was the movie 42 about?

In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.
42 / Film synopsis

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What happens at the end of 42?

Jackie agrees to join as long as he can get a uniform and a number on his back. Jackie calls his girlfriend Rachel (Nicole Beharie) in Pasadena. He proposes to her over the phone, and she accepts. He goes back home, and they are married.

Who was the first black baseball player?

Sixty-three years before Jackie Robinson became the first African American in the modern era to play in a Major League Baseball game, Moses Fleetwood Walker debuted in the league on May 1, 1884, with the Toledo Blue Stockings in a 5-1 loss against the Louisville Eclipse.