The Jackie Robinson Story

An honest, sensitive and well-acted biography of the first (and greatest) black Major League baseball player.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 9, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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User Ratings: 624
Rating: B -- One of the most sincere sports biopics. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 10, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Here the simple story of Mr. Robinson's trail-blazing career is re-enacted with manifest fidelity and conspicuous dramatic restraint. And Mr. Robinson displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood star. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: 2/5 -- Lackluster production but great central baseball hero.
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 16, 2004
The best thing about the movie is Jackie Robinson himself, playing the title role. Burdened with some lines and situations that would weigh heavily on a professional actor, he gives a remarkably natural performance. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 21, 2011
Rating: 3/5 -- Movie's main asset is that Robinson plays himself. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 28, 2010
Rating: 2/4 -- Though [Robinson] was a better infielder than he was an actor, anyone who loves baseball will be intrigued by the story of the determined man who broke the color barrier in the major leagues. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 12, 2013

Description by OLDIES.com:

This triumphant biography is the story of Jackie Robinson (playing himself), the first ballplayer to break major league baseball's color-barrier in 1947. One of the greatest sports-themed movies ever made, The Jackie Robinson Story chronicles the gifted athlete's early career in the Negro Baseball League to his tense first at-bat with the farm team in Montreal and his success as the second baseman for the Dodgers. Minor Watson turns in a riveting performance as Brooklyn manager Branch Rickey, inspiring Jackie to have the inner-strengh to withstand the threats, vicious racial-slurs and abuse that would be heaped upon him. With movie-star looks and fine acting, Jackie delivers his story with humility and grace in this unflinching look at a difficult and historic era in baseball and American history.

Product Description:

This biographical film stars the baseball legend himself in a dramatic story about the player who integrated major league ball. The story begins with Jackie Robinson's early years, profiling the successful young athlete who excelled in various collegiate sports. It then follows him to his momentous meeting with Branch Rickey of the no less legendary Brooklyn Dodgers who brought Robinson in as a professional player to the previously all-white sport.

Plot Synopsis:

This biographical film stars the baseball legend himself in a dramatic story about the player who intergraded major league ball. The story begins with Jackie Robinson's early years, profiling the successful young athlete who excelled in various collegiate sports. It then follows him to his momentous meeting with Branch Rickey who brought Robinson in as a professional player to the previously all-white sport.

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  • Additional cast members include:Kenny Washington, Pat Flaherty, Larry McGrath, Emmett Smith, Houard Louis MacNeely and George Dockstader.
  • A William Joseph Heineman presentation.
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  • Sales Rank: 40,052
  • UPC: 089218619495
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