Don't Watch: Trailer for Unofficial 'Raging Bull' Sequel 'Bronx Bull'

June 20, 2014

The Bronx Bull

Way back in 2012 we heard about a sequel to the Martin Scorsese boxing drama Raging Bull, but since then, the film hasn't been given permission to associate itself with the iconic film. Instead, it's going by the title The Bronx Bull, with William Forsythe in the lead as Jake LaMotta instead of Robert De Niro. The film is both a sequel and a prequel, following LaMotta in his teenage years and also following some time in his life after his famed boxing career. Unfortuantely, it doesn't look all that great, which isn't surprising coming from Martin Guigui, whose previous work includes  National Lampoon's Cattle Call, a real gem. Watch?

Here's the trailer for Martin Guigui The Bronx Bull from Exempt Capital Network (via The Film Stage):

The Bronx Bull is directed by Martin Guigui, who co-wrote the script with Rustam Branaman. The film is described as a combination prequel and sequel that explores "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champ Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times. William Forsythe takes the lead role with a cast that also includes Natasha Henstridge, Alicia Witt, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Mantegna, Ray Wise, Paul Sorvino and more. There's no release date available though. Stay tuned for more information.

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments


It breaks my heart to see so much work put into something that is clearly going to fail.

Benjamin Hunter on Jun 20, 2014


I never like to complain about the work that people put into stories online, but these "Don't Watch" titles could probably be phrased better. I don't want First Showing to become a "Don't Read" site. If its worthy of posting on the site isn't it worthy of watching?

Drejhead on Jun 20, 2014


Hey, if you Dont wanna read, LEAVE! I like when they post Dont Watch before an awful trailer, they have been doing it for years!! Just cause you show up and start complaining doesn't mean your right, or that they will listen.

Sky on Jun 20, 2014


So what part of what I said was actually a complaint though? That's why I asked the question of " If its worthy of posting on the site isn't it worthy of watching?" And I never said I don't want to read. I was saying if an article was posted that said "Don't Read" chances are I wouldn't read. The same goes for these "Don't Watch" trailers. But good to see that even the nicest phrased criticism can still generate a blown out of proportion response with plenty of CAPS and exclamation marks

Drejhead on Jun 20, 2014


Lol. Just cause you show up and say you like it doesn't mean you're right. I always found these confusing too.

ColinH on Jun 21, 2014


This one of those Tropic Thunder trailers?

cuckoozey on Jun 20, 2014


Has a film ever been told to not associate itself with a property before? Feels like a first, so I'm surprised it still went ahead lol.

Matthew on Jun 20, 2014


Ethan I think you, like millions of others have, are overlooking the subtle genius of National Lampoon's Cattle Call. Truly the 'Citizen Kane' of our generation.

Astroboy3000 on Jun 20, 2014



ColinH on Jun 20, 2014


Music far too epic, images far too average.

Nash on Jun 20, 2014


Oscar winner!

JohnLincolnHawk on Jun 20, 2014



DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2014


This looks pretty bad.

SkyNet300 on Jun 21, 2014


In all fairness its not really accurate to say that this wasn't given permission to associate itself with Raging Bull the movie. The argument the producers tried to make was that they were basing this on parts of the same book that the first movie was based on, which was already called Raging Bull. Obviously they were trying to cash in on it by calling it Raging Bull 2, but from a legal stand point they were arguing that they had equal rights to the name Raging Bull since the name comes from the book in the first place. But yes, this is an attempt to cash in. Whether the movie looks bad or not I still think its worth a view, since LaMotta's story is absolutely incredible.

ColinH on Jun 21, 2014


Just release the damn movie already!

TheTruthOfTheMatter! on Oct 1, 2014

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