is an 1980 biographical film directed by Martin Scorsese,
adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from the memoir Raging
Bull: My Story.
What do you know about
the movie Raging Bull?
Light, Camera, Action this Alan's Movie Trivia quiz.
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
- 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
- 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.
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?
- On the Waterfront
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.
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.
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
- Robert De Niro
- Thelma Schoonmaker
- Peter Savage