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Harrison Ford manages Jackie Robinson in the trailer for 42

Sep. 20, 2012by: Niki Stephens
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Got any baseball fans out there?

There's no denying that Jackie Robinson was a fantastic player. He overcame adversity to be the first African American to join the MLB. Now he is one of the most well known players of any sport even 40 years after he passed away. So if anyone deserves a biopic, this man certainly does.

Brian Helgeland's 42 is the story of Robinson's humble beginnings and rise to the top. Harrison Ford stars as the Dodger's GM Branch Rickey. This is an interesting role for Ford, who is a badass, but I'm trying to figure out if he fits the character or if his acting is a tad exaggerated. The first trailer for the film is up and ready for you to take a gander at. Check it out below.

42 also stars Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, Chadwick Boseman and T.R. Knight, and will release April 12, 2013.

Synopsis: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for "42," the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. "42" will star Academy Award(R) nominee Harrison Ford ("Witness") as the innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.

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9:25PM on 09/21/2012

Looks Frickin' Amazing...

Wow! This promises to be the baseball movie that all of us can love and be proud of. The story of the original "America's Team" the Brooklyn Dodgers and the coming of Jack. Just remember...Jack, Pee Wee, Duke, Campy, Gil, Carl, Oisk, Nuke...etc. al. The team, the man and the Mahatma (Branch Rickey's Brooklyn nickname). I agree the music stinks...but the visuals are there. That shot of Rickey looking over old Ebbets Field was simply breathtaking! You can almost hear Red Barber calling the
Wow! This promises to be the baseball movie that all of us can love and be proud of. The story of the original "America's Team" the Brooklyn Dodgers and the coming of Jack. Just remember...Jack, Pee Wee, Duke, Campy, Gil, Carl, Oisk, Nuke...etc. al. The team, the man and the Mahatma (Branch Rickey's Brooklyn nickname). I agree the music stinks...but the visuals are there. That shot of Rickey looking over old Ebbets Field was simply breathtaking! You can almost hear Red Barber calling the game on the radio! Go Bums! Moider dem Yanks!
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5:35PM on 09/21/2012
Definitely worth a look...
Definitely worth a look...
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5:26PM on 09/21/2012
This is the baseball movie we've been waiting for, not that new one with the senile old twat screaming at chairs........and justin timberlake.
This is the baseball movie we've been waiting for, not that new one with the senile old twat screaming at chairs........and justin timberlake.
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2:29PM on 09/21/2012

Looks good

If you turn off the sound, this looks great. Whoever thumbed up the score for this trailer needs to join the other 8.3% unemployed. That was atrocious. Give me some horns or a violin or some jazz.
If you turn off the sound, this looks great. Whoever thumbed up the score for this trailer needs to join the other 8.3% unemployed. That was atrocious. Give me some horns or a violin or some jazz.
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10:40PM on 09/25/2012
I agree whole heartedly.
I agree whole heartedly.
1:02AM on 09/21/2012
Looks great. I love seeing Harrison Ford is this kind of role. I also like seeing a strong black leading role going to a fresh new face.
Looks great. I love seeing Harrison Ford is this kind of role. I also like seeing a strong black leading role going to a fresh new face.
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12:52AM on 09/21/2012

Harrison Ford: Character Actor

Looks like the man's got a future in this business. And I couldn't be happier. I seriously love that man and want him to succeed wherever it takes him.
Looks like the man's got a future in this business. And I couldn't be happier. I seriously love that man and want him to succeed wherever it takes him.
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12:52AM on 09/21/2012
Always good to see the iconic Harrison Ford in a new film - and even better to see him in one which, as Caats19 says, looks to stretch his acting ability and give him some room to show off how talented an actor he truly is, beyond his "pop culture legend" status. Even though I'm not big on sports films, this looks to be a must-see; the story of Jackie Robinson is certainly one that deserves to be told on the big screen in grand fashion. Also, hehe at "WITNESS....the incredible true story" -
Always good to see the iconic Harrison Ford in a new film - and even better to see him in one which, as Caats19 says, looks to stretch his acting ability and give him some room to show off how talented an actor he truly is, beyond his "pop culture legend" status. Even though I'm not big on sports films, this looks to be a must-see; the story of Jackie Robinson is certainly one that deserves to be told on the big screen in grand fashion. Also, hehe at "WITNESS....the incredible true story" - probably a nice little nod to the Harrison Ford-starring film.
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11:56PM on 09/20/2012
This is the most I've seen Harrison stretch his acting in forever. I'll be seeing this for sure. I didn't see overacting either. When was the last time Ford changed up his voice like that? I didn't even think that was him in voice over.
This is the most I've seen Harrison stretch his acting in forever. I'll be seeing this for sure. I didn't see overacting either. When was the last time Ford changed up his voice like that? I didn't even think that was him in voice over.
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