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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.
Why Is 42 Rated PG-13?
42 is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language.
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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 Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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