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Raging Bull

Raging Bull is an 1980 biographical film directed by Martin Scorsese, adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from the memoir Raging Bull: My Story.

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. Beginning in 1964, where an older and fatter Jake LaMotta, played by Robert De Niro, practices his stand-up comic routine, a flashback shifts to his boxing career in 1941 against his opponent in the infamous Cleveland bout. Who was Jake's opponent?

  • Johnny Connors
  • Tommy Horton
  • Jimmy Reeves

2. Accompanied by his brother to the local open-air swimming pool, a restless Jake spots a 15-year-old girl named Vickie at the edge of the pool. Cathy Moriarty played Vickie. How old was Vickie when Jake first meets Vickie?

  • 15 years old
  • 16 years old
  • 17 years old

3. Jake has two fights with Sugar Ray Robinson, set two years apart, and Jake loses the second when the judges rule in favor of Sugar Ray because he was leaving the sport temporarily for conscription in the US ARMY. Who played Sugar Ray Robinson?

  • Johnny Barnes
  • John Thomas
  • Kenny Davis

4. Who played Jake's brother Joey?

  • Mario Gallo
  • Nicholas Colasanto
  • Joe Pesci

5. A near-death experience from a drug overdose caused Scorsese to agree to make the film for the sake of De Niro, not only to save his life but also to save what remained of his career. Scorsese knew that he could relate to the story of Jake LaMotta as a way to redeem himself when he saw the role being portrayed as an everyman that "...the ring becomes an allegory of life" making the project a very personal one to him.

  • True or False?

6. Blaming his brother and also himself, Jake is all alone in his dressing room quoting the I shouda been a contender scene from what movie?

  • Rocky
  • On the Waterfront
  • Ali

7. With mixed reviews, combined with a poor advertising campaign, led to the film's box office failure. Scorsese became concerned for his future career and worried that producers and studios might refuse to finance his films. According to Box Office Mojo, the film grossed $23,383,987 in domestic theaters.

  • True or False?

8. According to Scorsese, production of the film was then closed down for around four months with the entire crew was being paid, so De Niro could go on a binge eating trip around Northern Italy and France. When he did come back to the United States, his weight increased. Starting at 145, what was his reported weight when he come back?

  • 165 pounds
  • 190 pounds
  • 215 pounds

9. Although only a few minutes of boxing appear in the movie, they were so precisely choreographed that they took six weeks to film.

  • True or False?

10. Raging Bull was nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Sound, and Editing) at the 1980 Academy Awards. Who did NOT win an Academy Award?

  • Robert De Niro
  • Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Peter Savage

Raging Bull Answers

  1. Jimmy Reeves
  2. 15 years old
  3. Johnny Barnes
  4. Joe Pesci
  5. True
  6. On the Waterfront
  7. True
  8. 215 pounds
  9. True
  10. Peter Savage

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