Raging Bull (Special Edition)









Release Date

December 19, 1980

DVD Release

February 8, 2005







Martin Scorsese


Based on the life and career of boxer Jake LaMotta, Raging Bull focuses on Jake's rage and violence that makes him virtually unstoppable in the ring. The same anger also drives Jake to beat his wife and his brother Joey, and sends Jake down a self-destructive spiral of paranoia and rage.

Edition Details Cast
Black & White, Widescreen
  Commentary by director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker
  Commentary by director of photography Michael Chapman, producer Irwin Winkler, music producer Robbie Robertson, producer Robert Chartoff, actress Theresa Saldana, actor John Turturro, and supervising sound effects editor Frank Warner
  Commentary by writer Mardik Martin, writer Paul Schrader, boxer-author Jake LaMotta, and LaMotta's nephew Jason Lustig
  "Raging Bull: Before the Fight": documentary on the writing, casting, and preproduction of the film
  "Raging Bull: Inside the Ring": in-depth look at the choreography and the shooting of the fight scenes
  "Raging Bull: Outside the Ring": Behind-the-scenes stories
  "Raging Bull: After the Fight": featurette on the sound design, music, and impact of the film
  "The Bronx Bull": making-of documentary
  "De Niro vs. LaMotta": shot-by-shot comparison of De Niro and LaMotta in the ring
  Newsreel footage of the real LaMotta
  Original theatrical trailer
  Number of discs: 2
Robert De NiroJake La Motta
Cathy MoriartyVickie La Motta
Joe PesciJoey La Motta
Frank VincentSalvy Batts
Nicholas ColasantoTommy Como
Theresa SaldanaLenore La Motta
Mario GalloMario
Frank AdonisPatsy
Joseph BonoGuido
Frank TophamToppy
Lori Anne FlaxIrma
Charles ScorseseCharlie (man at table with Como)
Don DunphyHimself/Radio Announcer (Dauthuille Fight)
Bill HanrahanEddie Eagan
Rita BennettEmma (Miss 48s)
James V. ChristyDr. Pinto
Bernie AllenComedian
Floyd AndersonJimmy Reeves
Gene LeBellRing announcer
Harold ValanReferee (Reeves fight)
Victor MagnottaFighting soldier (Reeves fight)
Johnny BarnesSugar Ray Robinson
John ThomasTrainer (first Robinson fight)
Kenny DavisReferee (first Robinson fight)
Paul CarmelloRing announcer (first Robinson fight)
Jimmy Lennon Sr.Rng announcer (second Robinson fight)
Bobby RingsReferee (second Robinson fight)
Kevin MahonTony Janiro
Marty DenkinReferee (Janiro fight)
Shay DuffinRing announcer (Janiro fight)
Eddie Mustafa MuhammadBilly Fox
'Sweet' Dick WhittingtonRing announcer (Fox fight)
Jack LotzReferee (Fox fight)
Kevin BreslinHeckler (Fox fight)
Louis RaftisMarcel Cerdan
Frank ShainRing announcer (Cerdan fight)
Coley WallaceJoe Louis (Cerdan fight)
Fritzie HigginsWoman with Vickie (Cerdan fight)
George LatkaReferee (Cerdan fight)
Fred DennisCornerman #1 (Cerdan fight)
Robert B. LoringCornerman #2 (Cerdan fight)
Johnny TurnerLaurent Dauthuille
Vern De PaulDauthuille's trainer
Chuck BassettReferee (Dauthuille fight)
Ken RichardsReporter at phone booth (Dauthuille fight)
Peter FainDauthuille cornerman (Dauthuille fight)
Billy VargaRing announcer (third Robinson fight)
Harvey ParryReferee (third Robinson fight)
Ted HusingHimself (announcer, third Robinson fight)
Michael BadaluccoSoda fountain clerk
Thomas Beansy LobassoBeansy
Paul ForrestMonsignor
Peter PetrellaJohnny
Sal Serafino TomassettiWebster Hall bouncer
Geraldine SmithJanet
Mardik MartinCopa waiter
Maryjane LauriaGirl #1
Linda ArtusoGirl #2
Peter SavageJackie Curtie
Daniel P. ConteDetroit promoter
Joe MalangaBodyguard
Sabine Turco Jr.Bouncer at Copa
Steve OrlandoBouncer at Copa
Silvio García Jr.Bouncer at Copa
John ArceriMaitre d'
Joseph A. MoraleMan at Table #1
James DimodicaMan at Table #1
Robert UricolaMan outside cab
Andrea OrlandoWoman in cab
Allan MalamudReporter at Jake's house
D.J. BlairState Atty. Bronson
Laura JamesMrs. Bronson
Richard McMurrayJ.R
Mary AlbeeUnderage ID girl
Lisa KatzWoman with ID girl
Candy MooreLinda
Richard A. BerkMusician #1
Theodore SaunersMusician #2
Noah YoungMusician #3
Nick TriskoCarlo (bartender)
Lou TianoRicky
Bob Evan CollinsArresting deputy #1
Wally K. BernsArresting deputy #2
Allen JosephJeweler
Bob AaronPrison guard #1
Glenn Leigh MarshallPrison guard #2
Martin ScorseseBarbizon stagehand
Bruno DiGiorgiSoda fountain clerk #2
Marty FarrellHeckler in bar
Tony LipPatron at Nightclub
Bill MazerReporter
Dennis O'NeillDancer
John TurturroMan at table, Webster Hall
Jimmy WilliamsReporter
McKenzie WestmoreJake's daughter