About the film
baseball biography sports racial segregation racial tension racial prejudice brooklyn dodgers 1940s
Release Date: April 12, 2013
|Slogan||:||«The True Story of an American Legend»|
|Production Companies||:||Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures|
|Producers||:||Victoria Thomas, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Jason Clark, Eric Heffron, Dick Cook, Jillian Share, Donald Dowd, Bonnie Grisan, Darryl Pryor|
In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous colour line when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The deal put both men in the crosshairs of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field wins over fans and his teammates – silencing his critics and forever changing the world by changing the game of baseball.