Nicholas Colasanto's character, Tommy Como, is based on the real-life mobster Frank Carbo, who basically ran all boxing in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. He eventually was sent to prison for conspiracy and extortion after being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
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...
Joey and Jake attend a dance that occurs on "Saturday," 6 August 1941. This date was a Wednesday.
The film is in black and white, but during the opening credits, the title is in red letters.
Several years ago, the cable channel, Turner Classic Movies showed a very skillfully edited print of Raging Bull, removing all the profanity. Turner Classic Movies no longer edits its films, so if Raging Bull is ever shown again on that channel, it will be the uncut "R" rated version.
$128,590 16 November 1980