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Raging Bull

Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 129 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent

In the ring, Jake LaMotta¬†was a fearless middleweight champion, a fighter whose animal strength made him unstoppable; but the traits of a champion aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.¬†Quick to anger, sexually frustrated, brutally masochistic, all traits of a punishing fighter; but a husband? A brother? In Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese side-steps the typical sports biopic that lionizes its subjects in favor of a violent, unflinching portrait of a man controlled by his animal lusts.

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