The Natural

Opening Date:

May 11, 1984

Cast:

Robert Redford, Kim Basinger, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth

Director:

Barry Levinson

Genre:

Drama

Run Time:

2 hr. 18 min.

MPAA Rating:

PG

Synopsis:

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.