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MGM sues over Raging Bull sequel

Studio calls follow-up film a “low-budget B-movie”

Here’s the truth: Most sequels don’t turn out to be on par with “The Godfather: Part II” or “The Empire Strikes Back.” So it’s not surprising that a sequel to one of the greatest movies of all time, according to the American Film Institute, would draw controversy.

On Tuesday, MGM Studios filed suit to stop the making of “Raging Bull II”, a sequel to the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning 1980 film “Raging Bull,” which told the story of the rise and fall of boxer Jake LaMotta.


Cathleen Flahardy

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