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.
On March 31, 1981, Robert De Niro's Best Actor Oscar win created a rarity in the Academy's history, in that the real-life Jake LaMotta was in the audience witnessing the victory. That same evening Sissy Spacek won her first Best Actress Oscar for playing singer Loretta Lynn (Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)) who was also in the ... ...
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 is in the phone booth towards the end of the movie saying that he wouldn't be able to raise the $10,000 that he needed, his lips aren't moving.
The film is in black and white, but during the opening credits, the title is in red letters.
$13,568 (USA) (28 January 2005)
$45,250 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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