PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time.
Pee Wee Reese's line that someday all Dodger players might be wearing the number 42 was actually said by Dodgers outfielder Gene Hermanski in 1951. Brian Helgeland liked the quote so much, he had Reese say it because he is a central character. Since 2004, every April 15th has been "Jackie Robinson Day" in... ...
It's another opening day, Harold. All future, no past.
Harold Parrott: It's a blank page, sir.
In 1947 after signing Hank Greenberg, the left field fence in Forbes Field (PGH) was shortened to allow for more homers and was labelled "Greenberg Gardens". The bullpens were there also. When the film shows Jackie homering off Ostermueller, the old fence and layout are shown.
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