Raging Bull (1980)
Front Cover Actor
Robert De Niro Jake La Motta
Cathy Moriarty Vickie Thailer La Motta
Joe Pesci Joey La Motta
Frank Vincent Salvy Batts
Nicholas Colasanto Tommy Como
Theresa Saldana Lenore La Motta, Joey's wife
Mario Gallo Mario
Frank Adonis Patsy
Joseph Bono Guido
Frank Topham Toppy
Bernie Allen
Floyd Anderson (II)
Rita Bennett (III)
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Martin Scorsese
Producer Robert Chartoff; Irwin Winkler
Writer Jake LaMotta; Joseph Carter
Studio MGM/UA; MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 9 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Martin Scorsese's brutal black-and-white biography of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta was chosen as the best film of the 1980s in a major critics' poll at the end of the decade, and it's a knockout piece of filmmaking. Robert De Niro plays LaMotta (famously putting on 50 pounds for the later scenes), a man tormented by demons he doesn't understand and prone to uncontrollably violent temper tantrums and fits of irrational jealousy. He marries a striking young blond (Cathy Moriarty), his sexual ideal, and then terrorizes her with never-ending accusations of infidelity. Jake is as frightening as he is pathetic, unable to control or comprehend the baser instincts that periodically, and without warning, turn him into the rampaging beast of the title. But as Roman Catholic Scorsese sees it, he works off his sins in the boxing ring, where his greatest athletic talent is his ability to withstand punishment. The fight scenes are astounding; they're like barbaric ritual dance numbers. Images smash into one another--a flashbulb, a spray of sweat, a fist, a geyser of blood--until you feel dazed from the pummeling. Nominated for a handful of Academy Awards (including best picture and director), Raging Bull won only two, for De Niro and for editor Thelma Schoonmacher. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 1588
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/24/05
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Target
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Single Disc Edition
Format DVD
Region 1
Screen Ratio Letterboxed (4:3)
Widescreen (16:9)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 027616919533
Release Date 2/8/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks 2.0
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1