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Raging Bull
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Raging Bull

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Raging Bull is a 1980 film directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, a temperamental and paranoid but tenacious boxer who alienates himself from his friends and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci (who earned an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor) as La Motta's brother and manager, Joey, and Cathy Moriarty as his abused wife.

The film was distributed by United Artists; studio executives were initially reluctant to go ahead with the project as they feared that the extreme profanity and violence in the screenplay would draw an "X" from the MPAA ratings board. However, Scorsese and DeNiro reworked the script and were able to proceed.

The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.