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.
According to Producer Irwin Winkler, he and Robert De Niro didn't have many creative disagreements on the film, save for when De Niro wanted to gain the weight to look like the older Jake LaMotta. Winkler, fearing for the actor's health, had objected and suggested the use of prosthetics ... ...
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...
When Jake and Joey are sitting at the kitchen table, Jake tells Joey to grab a towel to hit him. When Joey picks it up Jake says "Now wrap it around your hand," but the first half of the sentence seen from behind Jake focusing on Joey, Jake's mouth is not moving.
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)
Dive deep into everything Golden Globes, streaming, Star Wars, and more.