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The Natural

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama
Release Date:May 11, 1984
Running time:138 minutes
Cast:Robert Redford, Kim Basinger, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley
Director:Barry Levinson
Writer:Bernard Malamud, Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry

Description: Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball superstardom. 14-year-old Hobbs 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, who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobb's career. But a meeting with a mysterious woman shatters his dream. Years pass and an older Hobbs reappears as a rookie from The New York Knights. Overcoming physical pain and defying those who have a stake in seeing the Knights lose, Hobbs, with his boyhood bat, has his chance to lead the Knights to the pennant and to finally fulfill his dream.

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