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Jake La Motta, the toughest New York City boxer who slugged his way to the world middleweight boxing championship in 1948, therefore, he was pin as unstoppable and the most feared by many other boxers. No one wanted to get in the ring with La Motta, with his strength and wisdom he achieve the great of the greatest and then went on to lose almost everything. In the ring, he is a terribly feared individual, he was not just beating his opponents, but destroying them. Outside of the ring, he is no less a vicious individual, but is more easily controlled. The film revolves around the life of the champion fighter from 1941 until the mid-1960s and is concerned with the irrational and violent LaMotta's struggle to find peace within himself. La Motta falls in love with 15-year old Vicki, who he marries after divorcing his first wife. Vicki becomes Jake's greatest prize possession and the source of his struggles and pains. His own insecurity is his own weakness. Therefore, it was so great that he cannot accept the beautiful Vicki as a faithful and trustworthy wife. He is constantly haunted by a belief that she is sleeping with someone else, perhaps even his brother Joey. Vicki and his brother Joey are the only two who mean the most to Jake La Motta, and as a result of his inability to trust himself or others, he loses them. He beats Vicki mercilessly because of his suspicions of unfaithfulness. However, when he inaccurately believes that his brother betrayed him, his vicious rage was let loose with an explosion of violence. Though through all of the meaningless fights and unacceptable conflicts, LaMotta wants his family's love, even though, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent actions of jealousy and his paranoid mindset that ends up causing his indecisive struggles. But, the kind…...

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