Raging Bull

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Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 124 min. Format: DCP Rating: R

Release Year: 1980

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

The Bronx Bull, the RAGING BULL, let’s hear it for the great Jake LaMotta, ladies and gentlemen!

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.

Part of Nitehawk’s January I’LL KICK YOUR ASS! midnite series.

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