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Rating & Content Info
Why is 42 rated PG-13? 42 is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements including language.
Violence: Black characters are bullied and discriminated against throughout the film. A man is intentionally hit in the head with a baseball bat and slashed on the leg with cleats. Characters receive threatening letters and hate mail. A group of men’s verbal argument escalates into pushing and shoving.
Sexual Content: A couple, engaged in an adulterous relationship, is shown in bed together. A man makes crude and offensive comments about sexual activity to another character. Brief kissing and embracing are portrayed along with brief and mild sexual references.
Language: The script includes numerous racial slurs in a historical setting, as well as some scatological slang, terms of deity and mild and moderate profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character is frequently shown smoking a cigar. A man holds a pipe in his hand. Several secondary characters are shown with alcohol.
Page last updated July 16, 2013
|British Columbia||PG||Coarse Language.|
|Alberta||PG||Language May Offend.|
|Manitoba||PG||Language May Offend.|
|Ontario||PG||Mature Theme, Language May Offend.|
|Canadian Home Video||PG|
News About "42"
Cast and Crew
42 is directed by Brian Helgeland and stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Lucas Black.
The most recent home video release of 42 movie is July 16, 2013. Here are some details…
Home Video Notes: 42
Release Date: 16 July 2013
42 releases to home video with the following extras:
- Stepping into History
- Full-Contact Baseball
- The Legacy of the Number 42
Related home video titles:
Coach Don Haskins made history when he became the first to recruit African American players for his college basketball team in the 1960s. His story is portrayed in Glory Road. Another discriminated against group of players gets a chance to play ball in A League of Their Own. Overcoming the racial divide of sports is also explored in Remember the Titans and Brian’s Song.