Fantastic Trailer for Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' with Harrison Ford

September 20, 2012
Source: Apple

Jackie Robinson 42 Trailer

The True Story of an American Legend. It's almost time for the playoffs, and with one baseball movie going into theaters (Trouble with the Curve), another one is being lined up. Warner Bros has debuted a trailer for 42, the Brian Helgeland-directed Jackie Robinson biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as the first black Major League Baseball player. Harrison Ford also stars as Branch Rickey, the Dodger's manager who drafts him. This looks outstanding I was impressed by the trailer and footage. I really want to see this! Even more than Trouble with the Curve. Those few lines, the editing and music, this looks terrific. Don't miss it!

Watch the first trailer for Brian Helgeland's baseball biopic 42, in high def from Apple:

42 stars Harrison Ford as innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB exec who first signed Robinson to the minors and helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues. Tells the powerful story of the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947.

42 is written and directed by Oscar winning writer-filmmaker Brian Helgeland, previously of Payback, A Knight's Tale and The Order. He's most known for his writing, credited on L.A. Confidential, Conspiracy Theory, Mystic River, Man on Fire, Green Zone and Robin Hood. Warner Bros will open 42 on April 12th.

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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments


Would've been infinitely better without the rap.

Chazzy on Sep 20, 2012


This is now the third trailer to include Jay-Z's music that would have been better without it.

axalon on Sep 20, 2012


I think this is only instance where its actually COMPLETELY relevant...Brooklyn Dodgers, New York City, New York bred music...the song it called "Brooklyn (We Go Hard)", actually mentions Jackie Robinson, several times. I agree, even though I love good Rap Music/Hip-Hop, it is SO over used. And the stuff they do use is usually sh*t. But cummon man, even if you're not a fan, you have to appreciate how well it actually fits.

Ayotunde Afolabi on Sep 21, 2012


Loved the trailer regardless of the song,which didn't take away from it at all imo but to each their own.

TheLaughingMan on Sep 20, 2012



Quanah on Sep 20, 2012


Jackie would spit on that music.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2012


STFU you crusty old white fart.

Bobo_Vision on Sep 20, 2012


Stay classy Bobo.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2012


LOL, just kidding, bro. (((((((HUGS)))))))

Bobo_Vision on Sep 20, 2012


No worries.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2012


Do you wanna cyber sex with me?

Bobo_Vision on Sep 20, 2012


OMG I need to see this. Excellent use of Hova. Hip hop used right in a period trailer for once!

Leigh on Sep 20, 2012


Jay-Z? What a surprise choice for music!

Carlos Cortes on Sep 20, 2012


I swear Jay-Z must have bought out half of Hollywood his music is showing up in too many trailers which reminds me...the great gatsby,gangster squad,and now 42? All Warner Bros films...something strange is going on all right

JerseyBoy on Sep 20, 2012


LOL @ all the complaints about the music...Brooklyn is called 'Brooklyn (Go Hard)'..mentions Jackie Robinson throughout the song, movie is about Jackie the song is dope...and this movie looks incredible

Corey Ross on Sep 20, 2012


they could had pick a better music

truong18 on Sep 20, 2012


Your mother could have picked a better form of birth control. Too harsh?

Bobo_Vision on Sep 21, 2012


Maybe his mother is a Democrat and can't afford birth control, like career student Sandra Fluke...

Jim on Sep 21, 2012


"I make everything political, even if it makes me seem crazy." Fixed that for you.

bbmcrae on Sep 24, 2012


"Fixed that to show my obliviousness to reality." Fixed that for you.

Jim on Oct 3, 2012


Man, you're just a sad troll here, huh?

bbmcrae on Sep 24, 2012


Kickass trailer!!!

Cody W on Sep 20, 2012


Brooklyn we goes hard baby.... that's a trailer... that's story.... that's a hella good use of hip hop and that's an academy award nom for Ford. Jus' sayin'.

Duane on Sep 20, 2012


Awww.. dammit.... it drops On April 12th. Ford might miss his nomination window. Boo.

Duane on Sep 20, 2012


Whoever plays Pee Wee Reese has got a golden chance at some Best Supporting Actor Awards here.

BSL on Sep 20, 2012


Yeah! Looks great!

grimjob on Sep 20, 2012


I love how rap music brings out the racism.

Anderson on Sep 20, 2012


The racists will thumb down your comment and mine. But wait until you find out who those people are. The rabbit hole goes deep my friend.

Bobo_Vision on Sep 21, 2012


This looks like it might be a good film. Harrison Ford looks amazing in his role. I'll probably see this one.

Thexn on Sep 21, 2012


Waouuw, I'm sure about one things, this film looks great !!

steeve on Sep 21, 2012


Even tho I HATE the sport of baseball and find it god awfully boring. I've always enjoyed baseball movies. 61*, Moneyball, League of their own, The Scout, etc. I'm sure this will be another great baseball film.

IamSlave on Sep 21, 2012


Horrible song choice. Cliche dialogue. Professor Henry Jones and an angry black man. Nothing original nor cool about this.

Jim on Sep 21, 2012


I immediately want to see this.

Kwaz on Sep 21, 2012


Now that was badass. Definitely interesting. They could have gone for the Sappy, feel good, disney crap and they didn't. Well done

ryan on Sep 21, 2012


the fact that alex wants to see the movie trouble with the curve shakes me to my core. that movie looks fucking horendous

poo on Sep 21, 2012


Yes. We get the song is referencing JAckie Robinson.... that doesnt make the intrusion of rap in this era any less jarring.

Chazzy on Sep 21, 2012


The Trailer is Hard, the music is Hard and Chadwick Boseman is Hard! I hope we get some angry black man (the fear of the country) in this one.

Joe on Sep 21, 2012


The angry black man will ravage your anus after your bring him home to your apartment from the gay bar.

Bobo_Vision on Sep 21, 2012


Looks good, I see weeping in my future. Also, T.R. Knight is looking damn good!

tzarinna on Sep 21, 2012


What? You guys want Coldplay fuckin' playing or what? LOL

Daniel Vu Tran on Sep 23, 2012


Really not a fan of sports films, but this looks incredible!

Danimal on Sep 24, 2012

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