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Thom Loverro: Brian Helgeland shows Jackie Robinson's burden in '42'

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Two years ago, Brian Helgeland's 81-year-old father called him at his home in California. He had a request of his son: Could the writer/director come back to Rhode Island and join his father on a pilgrimage of sorts to Brooklyn, where his father grew up? "Out of the blue he called me and said he wanted to see his old neighborhood and apartment," Helgeland said. So Helgeland flew back east, and...

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