PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
In the movie, Branch Rickey punishes some of his rebelling players by trading them or threatening to trade them, to the Pittsburgh Pirates, in that they were one of the worst teams in the National League. Coincidently, in 2013, the same year the movie was released, the Pirates ended a streak of 20 straight losing seasons, going 94-68 and making the playoffs.
I'm not goin' anywhere! I'm right here!
Cairo, Georgia is pronounced "KAY-row", not "KYE-row" like the capital of Egypt.
$27,487,144 (USA) (14 April 2013)
$95,001,343 (USA) (21 July 2013)
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