42 parents guide


Overall A

Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) was the first colored baseball player to sign with a white team. Named after his jersey number, 42 follows the true story of this history making athlete.

Release date April 12, 2013

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

Why is 42 rated PG-13? The MPAA rated 42 PG-13 for thematic elements including language.

Run Time: 129 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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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.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Language May Offend.
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

42 is directed by Brian Helgeland and stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Lucas Black.

Home Video

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.

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