Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta; Joe Pesci as Joey La Motta; Frank Vincent as Salvy Batts; Cathy Moriarty as Vickie Thailer La Motta; Frank Adonis as Patsy; Charles Scorsese as Charlie; Nicholas Colasanto as Tommy Como; Mario Gallo as Mario; Theresa Saldana as Lenore La Motta; Don Dunphy as Himself/Radio announcer; James V. Christy as Dr. Pinto; Rita Bennett as Emma; Bill Hanrahan as Eddie Eagan; Joseph Bono as Guido; Floyd Anderson as Jimmy Reeves
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.