Raging Bull | 1980

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Main Plot

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Characters

  • Robert De Niro's character in Raging Bull is a self-destructive boxer named Jake LaMotta who battles personal demons and professional setbacks. Robert De Niro
  • Cathy Moriarty's character, named Vickie, plays the wife of the main character and serves as his source of love and support. Cathy Moriarty
  • Joe Pesci's character, Joey LaMotta, serves as the younger brother and manager of Jake LaMotta, the main protagonist. Joe Pesci

Ending Explained

In the final scene of Raging Bull, an older Jake LaMotta, alone in a dressing room, recites Marlon Brando's famous "I coulda been a contender" monologue from On the Waterfront. He then begins to shadowbox, reflecting on his troubled life and the choices he made. As the camera pulls back, he is left grappling with his regrets, symbolizing his eternal struggle and unfulfilled potential in the world of boxing.

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Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Cathy Moriarty Joe Pesci