"Hero" is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. 42 tells the story of two men whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, legendary Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) puts himself at the forefront of history when he signs the great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also puts both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson is forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Official Web Site

Director:

Brian Helgeland

Cast:

Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, T.R. Knight

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

2hrs 8mins

Release Year:

2013

Country Of Origin:

USA