Mini Bio: Jackie Robinson

A short overview of Jackie Robinson's life is given, from his first game on April 15, 1947 that shattered the color barrier, to winning the World Series in 1955. His post-baseball work as a civil rights activist is also mentioned. Footage and images of Robinson are shown.

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 Interviews With the Real Pee Wee Reese, Jackie and Rachel Robinson

This segment features interviews with Jackie, his friend and fellow player Pee Wee Reese, his wife Rachel and former Dodger Eddie Stanky. They comment on the discrimination Jackie endured as the first black man to play Major League Baseball.

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 42 Featurette With the Real Rachel Robinson

This 42 featurette includes Rachel Robinson interview segments as well as comments from director Brian Helgeland and the cast, including Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Lucas Black. Famed baseball player Hank Aaron also speaks.

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 42 Movie Trailer

The 42 trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as the legendary baseball player who broke the color barrier and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers President and General Manager Branch Rickey. The 42 movie trailer is also memorable for featuring the Jay-Z song "Brooklyn Go Hard".

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 1950 The Jackie Robinson Story (Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson)

Starring Jackie Robinson as himself, watch the original Jackie Robinson biopic that tells the story of how the baseball legend became the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Watch the colorized version here. Notice the similarities with the 42 movie, including Branch Rickey's quote, "I want a ball player with guts enough not to fight back."


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