Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty
Aired Monday, September 12, 2016
The Bit Players get back into the ring with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese for their podcast on Raging Bull. The film was released in 1980 and easily held the mantle of film of that decade for many critics, but the Bit Players are not many critics. Listen as they try to reconcile Scorsese's baffling monochromatic decision and art-house boxing style with one of the greatest acting performances and character studies they've seen in the podcast's year-plus history. They worry about Joe Pesci's anger problems and De Niro's complex carbohydrate problems and how to quantify a canon ball like Raging Bull when it comes to ratings.