Martin Scorsese's brutal black-and-white biography of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta was chosen as the best film of the 1980s. Robert De Niro plays LaMotta, a man tormented by demons he doesn't understand and prone to uncontrollably violent temper tantrums and fits of irrational jealousy. He marries a striking young blond his sexual ideal, and then terrorizes her with never-ending accusations of infidelity. Jake is as frightening as he is pathetic, unable to control or comprehend the baser instincts that periodically, and without warning, turn him into the rampaging beast of the title. But he works off his sins in the boxing ring, where his greatest athletic talent is his ability to withstand punishment. At Ring Magazine's 75th Anniversary Dinner, Jake LaMotta was recognized as having the best chin in boxing over the last 75 years.
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