Raging Bull

Visible crew/equipment: When Jake is in the bedroom with his wife (where he pours ice water on himself to calm down) you can see the top of some crew member's head in the foreground right below the camera lens.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Robert De Niro asks Joe Pesci to punch him, you can see blood on De Niro's face at one point. Then you in the next shot of De Niro, there is no blood on his face.

Continuity mistake: In the first scene with De Niro's first wife as Pesci arrives, he is improvising as he argues with her and he says "you call those carrots" and she says "you ate them didn't you". He replies "I got no choice". But he had flipped over the table in the prior scene as she was serving the carrots so he never even tasted them.

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Trivia: In the film, the most brutal scene was when Jake throttled his brother Joey, whom he thought was having an affair with his then-wife Vicky. Actually, it was not Joey but LaMotta's good friend Peter.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: During the final match with Sugar Ray, a veteran ringside observer seated in the front row counted between fifty to sixty punches that Sugar Ray delivered to Jake LaMotta. Even after Jake was defeated, it was not all bitter: After the fight, the fans sang 'For he's a jolly good fellow' for him.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: The film was amusingly satired by Mad Magazine as Raging Bully - truly an apt title.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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Jake La Motta: Who's an animal? Your mother's an animal, ya son of a bitch.

Jake La Motta: Did Salvy fuck Vickie?
Joey LaMotta: What?
Jake La Motta: Did Salvy fuck Vickie?
Joey LaMotta: Jack. Jack, don't start your shit. I mean it, don't start.

Jake La Motta: Look at that. Look how they make me look. Like a bum, like a mammalucco.
Joey LaMotta: A what?
Jake La Motta: Like the mammalucco of the year.

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Question: Did Joey actually have sex with Vickie?

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Chosen answer: No. But Jake's paranoia and possessiveness had consumed him to such a degree that he was convinced that he (Joey) had, based on Vickie's impulsive remarks.


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