About

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 r...

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Paul Schrader (Screenplay)
Mardik Martin (Screenplay)
Jake LaMotta (Book)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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.

Cast

Keywords

sport biography jealousy fistfight boxer paranoia violent husband domestic violence extreme violence brother transporter broken nose over-the-hill fighter

Photos

Lists

#123 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#23 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#4 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#11 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Robert De Niro

Oscar for Best Film Editing Thelma Schoonmaker

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Joe Pesci

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Cathy Moriarty