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42 (2013)

42 <span>(2013)</span> artwork

42 (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 125

Release dates 13/09/2013

Ratings Info Contains racist language

Genre(s) Sport, Drama

Director(s) Brian Helgeland

Cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 03/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

42 is a drama about Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball.

Discrimination

The film contains several uses of 'nigger', 'coon' and other racist terms. As the film is about the very first black baseball player and is set in the period following the Second World War, the context for the racist language is historical. Furthermore, the racist language and attitudes are strongly condemned by the film and by the real-life characters at its centre.

There are a couple of scenes of very mild violence, with players pushing and scuffling, but no clear blows. We also see an injury to Robinson's calf, as it's being sewn up by the team doctor.

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Details

Title
42
Year
2013
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/01/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF301916

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