Raging Bull (1980)

 


 

An emotionally self-destructive boxer\’s journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it. Full summary »

Genre: Biography,Drama,Sport

Raging Bull (1980)
   
Release Date: 19 December 1980 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast:
  • Robert De Niro
  • Cathy Moriarty
  • Joe Pesci
  • Frank Vincent
  • Nicholas Colasanto
  • Theresa Saldana
  • Mario Gallo
  • Frank Adonis
  • Joseph Bono
  • Frank Topham
  • Lori Anne Flax
  • Charles Scorsese
  • Don Dunphy
  • Bill Hanrahan
  • Rita Bennett


Incoming search terms

raging bull stab you with this knife;wp-content laughableness 1;

33 Responses to Raging Bull (1980)

  1. oscars075-1
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I think it’s the best performance ever. Brando in On the Waterfront and Streetcar are close for me also.

    What do you think?

  2. tourde
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    in taxi driver he did bad stuff, but atleast you can relate to him and understand and the movie had a strong meaning

    in raging bull the character is such a a-hole and unlikable, its hard to care for him at all, why make a movie gloryfying such a bad person, true story or not i dont condone making movies about people like this

    would u like it if a director made a movie about the terrible guy who hit your mother or sister, i would think not

  3. wanted-doa
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Just picked up the Blu-Ray and there are about 3 commentarys on it.

    So which one is the most intresting one to listen to first as it will probably be a while before i get through them all?

    Glass? Who gives a s#it about glass?

  4. hulot83
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Sorry guys, Ordinary People is the superior film.

  5. fap888
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    who would win? one has all heart and the other is a psycho

  6. VirginOnPromNight
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    i have watched both movies a few times and i can say without a doubt that CASINO is in everyway better. i guess its because deniro gained weight for the role ? so f’n what!! raging bull has to be the most overrated movie of our time

  7. tgbklyn05
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    worlds greatest dad

  8. Sir_Alfred
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    the camera starts with Jake & Joey in the dressing room, and ges infront of him through the corridors, then waits for him, and then follows him into the arena.

    The camera then goes upwards as Jake climbs through the ropes on the opposite side.

    AMAZING amazing shot that. But how did they lift the camera like that?

    …….

    "Ray, when someone asks if you’re a God, you say "YES"!

  9. AbuzzCriminal
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Did anyone realize that this movie is made in 1980’s. But still has a 1940’s feel/ damn I felt like it was a classic movie. If you watch this movie again and realize that it changes the whole film. Martin Scorsese is a genius. The opening scene was truly amazing. with the music in the background wow. This is too classic. The black and white just made it amazing.

  10. neel_majhi
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    he performed brilliantly in both the movies but i will go with taxi driver as far as performance goes.

  11. mercury4
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    What was your favorite fight scene in the movie? I loved all of his fights with Sugar Ray. The actor that played Sugar Ray Robinson moved just like him. I think the Jimmy Reeves fight is my favorite. It was masterfully shot. The second fight scene with Sugar Ray was cool how they used those sound effects when he landed that big punch that put Robinson down.

  12. ReaganSmash
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Check out Scorsese’s original trailer..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxAMmWKISQ0&feature=channel

  13. suspect148
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    When Jake sees Vicky at Webster Hall, all sound drops out of the soundtrack and you are left with a jazzy type beat, with whistling. Anyone know the name of the tune? Is it on the soundtrack?

    JLT

  14. lbra73-3
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Or did she say it just to upset Jake?

  15. lasergun21
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I really enjoyed Goodfellas, so my friend said I might like this movie. I really wanted to like this movie, but if I’m really honest and look past the big names, the hype, the high ratings and nominations as "greatest film ever made" I have to admit I didn’t didn’t enjoy it. It felt really long and at the end I did not understand the point of the film.

    I don’t know much about movies or what goes into making them, so I can only judge the film based on the way I felt about it. I thought the acting was very convincing, and so was all the directing and everything. But simply good acting does little for me. It may have been realistic, but it bored me. This was my biggest problem.

    My other problem with this film was the boxing scenes. When I think of boxing, I think of reflexes. In a fight there’s no time to think. The body must react to stimuli as fast as possible. I didn’t get that feeling at all from this film. Instead, I saw a boxers trading calculated volleys of punches. It felt extremely choreographed and on top of it all there were overdubbed thump sounds. The final fight was particularly bad and I actually laughed out loud. Initially I thought it was La Motta having a bad dream the night before the fight. In my opinion these almost cartoon-like fight scenes undid any work done by the realistic acting performances outside the ring.

    This is my first post and I don’t normally soapbox on the internet, but I see so many people have really enjoyed this film (even hailing it as the best film ever made) and I’m just annoyed that I didn’t (because I really wish I did!) I guess its because I’m not very good at watching movies.

  16. sillybizz1
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Here’s mine.

    1. Heath Ledger – The dark night

    2. Robert De Niro – Raging Bull

    3. Denzel Washington – Malcom X

    4. Marlon Brando – On the waterfront

    5. Marlon Brando – The Godfather

    6. Al Pacino – The Godfather 2

    7. Jack Nicholson – One flew over the cuckoo’s nest

    8. Anthony Hopkins – The silence of the lambs

    9. Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver

    10. Michael Rooker – Henry: Portrait of a serial killer

    That’s more or less off the top of my head and I know not everyone will agree but what’s your top ten?

  17. CalvinValjean
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I always found it a bit odd that LaMotta would attempt to be a comedian/stage personality at his nightclub. Obviously, the real LaMotta did this and I don’t know what he was like in real life, but as portrayed in the movie, the younger LaMotta is pretty quiet and non-social, so it seems out of character for him to want to be a comedian in later life. I guess the point was that he just wanted attention in any form he could get.

    Hey, wanna see a good movie? Go here: http://www.FightingNirvana.weebly.com

  18. mensahcarrelle
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    This movie is already 30 years old.Hard to believe,right?What a timeless classic!

    "This is a giant cock!"(boogie nights,1997)

  19. Papio-LVGoBigRed09
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQhwi8kk-dE

    The opening is better than most MOVIES!!

    Oh, and does anyone think (although they won’t) the industry should re-release Raging Bull into theatres, before Raging Bull 2? They dont do this with other re-releases, but when they remake a classic like this, it seems like they should!

    Michael Corleone: +++++++= Bestest Villain

  20. nasojf
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    The ones that cracked me up were, when after Joey had slammed Salvy’s head into the car he is seen scrambling over the top of the car.

    When Jake all bloodied and busted up, smiles at Sugar Ray and says "Hey, Ray, I never went down, man! You never got me down, Ray!"

    The scene with the steak was ridiculous and he was a complete a-hole, but it was pretty funny how upset he got over got it.

    Joey saying to his son “If I see you put your hands on that plate one more time, I’m gonna stab you with this knife, d’ye hear me?"..awesome parenting Joey.

    Joey telling Jake what a fat *beep* he was and this classic line

    "Do a little more *beep* and a little less eating, so you don’t have to blame it all on me and everybody else, you understand me? You’re cracking up! Ya’ *beep* screw ball ya’! "

    When the bouncer threw out the drunks, "get outta here you *beep* bums"

    "The only place I get hurt is out there. the World don’t give a sh*t about me"

  21. garethdavis17
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Am I the only one who thinks that in this scene, De Niro’s acting falters slightly? I’m not sure why, but just about every time De Niro cries in a film he really fails to convince me. It’s the same in Goodfellas. It seems forced and unrealistic and more often than not sinks into him indulging in over the top wailing (as is the case here) that fails to convey genuine distress or sadness, eventually taking on an element of laughableness. Am I the only one who thinks this?

    Other than that it’s still a great performance.

  22. Ite
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Saying the actress is 15 runined it for me.

  23. drivingaway23
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    "They’re miserable because their mothers take it up the ****ing ass!"

    "Your mother sucks ****ing elephant DICK!"

    I’m sorry, I know this is a serious (and GREAT!) film but a fair few lines cracked me up!

  24. mattzed11
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Rank Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and GoodFellas. Maybe give an explanation.

    1. Taxi Driver

    2. GoodFellas

    3. Raging Bull

    **************************

    ~Z’s dead, baby, Z’s dead~

  25. carver76
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Does anybody else own the Blu-ray of Raging Bull? I have an issue that I want to see if anyone else came across.

    During most of the film, there is a discolored vertical bar on the left side of the screen! Drove me crazy, so I returned the disc for a new one…same thing, three different times.

    I haven’t read anything about a recall, and it’s not my disc player because none of my other films have any problems. Anyone else see this problem?

  26. Joe_Garelli
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Jake La Motta from Raging Bull vs Rocky Balboa, who would win this fight?

    I think that if Rocky Balboa could defeat Ivan Drago,Apollo Creed and Clubber Lang, not mention Thunderlips that Rocky Balboa could have kicked Jake La Motta’s ass even in Jakes prime before he became a freaking lard ass and let himself get fat and lazy like that, but then again probably not.

    La Motta rants about how he wants to fight Joe Louis too.

    Rocky Balboa goes the distance with Apollo Creed and is offered the chance by Jake La Motta to fight him too, because Jake thinks that he can do what Apollo Creed could not: Finish them Rocky Balboa chump in three rounds, maybe Jake would have even been at ringside or watched the rematch of Rocky and Apollo to find Rocky’s weak spots and weaknesses in general.

    Then after that he challenges Rocky but Rocky cannot defeat Jake La Motta, Jake knocks Rocky out cold in the tenth IMHO.

  27. nasojf
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    On the standard issue DVD, the subtitles are often not said right or they miss out words, why is that?

    "The only place I get hurt is out there. the World don’t give a sh*t about me"

  28. s_i_d0_0
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I couldn’t understand how come he was all of a sudden over weight, did he actually gain the weight for that?

  29. rockycairns
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    When people think of Joe Pesci’s acting, they think of either his clownish turns in Lethal Weapon and Home Alone or his psychotic little mobster roles in Goodfellas and Casino, and dismiss the fact that he has no range.

    I think he’s actually underrated as an actor though, he gives a performance of real subtle depth and power in Raging Bull and stands toe to toe with De Niro in every scene, this is a different kind of Joe Pesci that most people don’t choose to see, seeing this performance has made me appreciate how good he is in other films as the man definitely does have a wide range.

    Also check out JFK, where he plays a homosexual conspirator, he completely buries himself in the role to a frightening degree.

    All hail Joe Pesci

    "It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything." – Tyler Durden

  30. highaeonkratex-1
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I am dying to know. If it was his own face after gaining so much weight I am astounded. But make-up in the early 80’s couldn’t be done that convincing so it leaves me wondering. Was that DeNiro’s real face?

  31. lauaalex
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    When Jake runs into Joey on the streets toward the end of the film, even though Scorsese chose to make it ambiguous, I was always curious to know if Joey was being sarcastic when he said “Ill call the wife, dont you wanna see the kids?" and "Ill call you" that to Jake? or was Joey just saying to stick it to Jake/just saying something nice to get Jake to stop bugging him? Its hard to really tell if Joey ends up reconciling with Jake in the film because Joey doesnt act totally repulsed to see his brother after so many years, especially after the attack.

    Thanks!!

  32. carey7755
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I am a real movie buff and have seen all of Scorsese’s movies and this certainly isn’t his best. Of course this movie is 10 times better than the Hollyowood drivel on screen today, but in my opinion it is still highly overrated.

  33. pmfg_pan
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *