In 1946, facing unabashed racism from every side, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to an professional athletic contract breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. While in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field win over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
Written by Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) and starring Chadwick Boseman and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford, 42 tells the story of two men whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world.
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