When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.
|Release Date||:||November 14, 1980|
|Production Company||:||United Artists|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Martin Scorsese, Jerry Grandey, Allan Wertheim, Henry J. Bronchtein, Elie Cohn, Joan Van Horn|
|Writers||:||Paul Schrader, Jake LaMotta, Mardik Martin|
|Casts||:||Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Mario Gallo, John Turturro, Frank Adonis, Charles Scorsese, Rita Bennett, Bernie Allen, Gene LeBell, Victor Magnotta, Shay Duffin, Jack Lotz, Kevin Breslin, Coley Wallace, Fred Dennis, Harvey Parry, Michael Badalucco, Geraldine Smith, Mardik Martin, Peter Savage, Daniel P. Conte, Richard McMurray, Candy Moore, Wally K. Berns, Allen Joseph, Martin Scorsese, Vincent Barbi, Robert Dahdah, Vincent Di Paolo, Marty Farrell, Charles Guardino, R. Michael Givens, Chuck Hicks, Michael Charles Hill, Walt La Rue, Angelo Lamonea, Gil Perkins, Tony Lip, Dennis O'Neill, Jerry Schram, McKenzie Westmore, Jimmy Williams|
|Plot Keywords||:||transporter, jealousy, violent husband, paranoia, violence in family, boxer, burst of violence, biography, fistfight, broken nose, sport, over-the-hill fighter|
Jake La Motta's story is no doubt the best movie about boxing of all times together with Robert Wise's The Set-Up. Besides the legendary performance of Robert De Niro, there are many things in this film that will remain in my heart forever: the splendid black & white, the contrast between the slow moving scenes and the frenetic ones, the choice of the music and the sense of loss which entangles the whole movie. De Niro faces another "born loser" role (after Travis Bickle, John Rubin, Johnny Boy) and strikes again; Martin Scorsese is the most poetic director of the last 30 years.