R | | Biography, Drama, Sport
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
5 April 2004 | MovieAddict2016
10 | Essential masterpiece; powerful De Niro; simply one of the best films of all time.
"Raging Bull" isn't the average, stereotypical underdog boxing movie, because it isn't really about ...
The boxing scenes were originally scheduled to be filmed over a period of five weeks. However, because of the way that Martin Scorsese designed to film them shot by shot, the filming of the fight scenes went over twice the length to ten weeks.
Jake La Motta:
I remember those cheers / They still ring in my ears / After years, they remain in my thoughts. / Go to one night / I took off my robe, and what'd I do? I forgot to wear shorts. / I recall every fall / Every hook, every jab / The worst way a guy can...
Early on in the movie, Jake tells Joey to punch him. Joey does so, repeatedly, and leaves his ring on thereby cutting Jake with each new punch. Yet right before he throws the last punch, all of the puncture wounds in Jake's forehead have been removed.
The film is in black and white, but during the opening credits, the title is in red letters.
$13,568 (USA) (30 January 2005)
$23,383,987 (USA) (17 February 2005)
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