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The Natural
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The Natural 1984

From Amazon: Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball superstardom. Robert Redford stars in this inspiring fable that begins when 14-year-old Hobbs (Redford) fashions a powerful bat from a fallen oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability, fixing his extraordinary talent in the mind of sportswriter Max Mercy (Duvall), who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. But a meeting with a mysterious woman shatters his dream. Years pass and an older Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights. Overcoming physical pain and defying those who have a stake in seeing the Knights lose,...

Directed By:
No image existsBarry Levinson
Written By:
No image existsRoger Towne
No image existsPhil Dusenberry
Robert RedfordRobert Redford
Glenn CloseGlenn Close
Robert DuvallRobert Duvall
Kim BasingerKim Basinger
No image existsWilford Brimley
Barbara HersheyBarbara Hershey
No image existsRichard Farnsworth
No image existsRobert Prosky
No image existsDarren McGavin
Joe Don BakerJoe Don Baker
Michael MadsenMichael Madsen

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The Natural Movie Review by Terrence (5/12/2007)

With the film "The Natural" it always amazed that someone would write a story about baseball the was so borderline mystical and philosophical.

But years after I first saw the movie I decided to read the back by Bernard Malamud and had some interesting things pointed out to me by an old professor that I will share later on...

(complete The Natural review by Terrence)

The Natural Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/22/2007)

Baseball almost seems an afterthought to the story about someone who got sidetracked by a mysterious woman (Barbara Hershey)on his way to greatness, but baseball and second chances are what this movie are all about. A great cast led by Robert Redford includes Glenn Close (The Shield), Robert Duvall (The Godfather), Kim...

(complete The Natural review by Movie Addict)

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