The Natural

The Natural (1984)  bwc icon  mpaa icon

He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.

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An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.

Directing:
  • Barry Levinson
Writing:
  • Bernard Malamud
  • Roger Towne
  • Phil Dusenberry
Classic SciFi icon 7/8
  • Release Date: 1984-05-11
  • Views: 257
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 137
  • Budget: $28,000,000
  • Revenue: $47,951,979

Robert Redford

Roy Hobbs

Glenn Close

Iris Gaines

Kim Basinger

Memo Paris

Wilford Brimley

Pop Fisher

Robert Duvall

Max Mercy

Barbara Hershey

Harriet Bird

Robert Prosky

The Judge

Michael Madsen

Bump Bailey

Joe Don Baker

The Whammer

Darren McGavin

Gus Sands