Scorsese's profanity-packed blowtorch biopic of middleweight boxing legend Jake LaMotta has consistently topped critics' "best of" lists, and won a Best Actor Oscar® for Robert De Niro. The fighter never hits the canvas in the ring, but his battles with wife Cathy Moriarty and brother Joe Pesci are a war of attrition with no winners. Best Supporting Actor nominee Pesci was managing a restaurant when De Niro suggested him for the role. DIR Martin Scorsese; SCR Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin, from the book by Jake LaMotta, Peter Savage and Joseph Carter; PROD Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff. U.S., 1980, b&w, 129 min. RATED R
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