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Natural, The Movie

Movie Review for Natural, The

Summary

He had a dream and fulfilled it in this 80s movie. A man with a penchant for baseball leads a team to victory.

Natural, The DVD

Plot

Roy Hobbs (played by Robert Redford) has always loved the game of baseball. He leaves his girlfriend for a chance to play ball with a major team and on his way he meets Harriet (played by Barbara Hershey) who tempts him and then kills him in the movie The Natural.

Fast-forward some 16 years later and Roy appears on a local baseball field and he puts the team in the winning circle in the movie The Natural.

Cast

Roy Hobbs - Robert Redford
Iris Gaines - Glenn Close
Memo Paris - Kim Basinger
Pop Fisher - Wilford Brimley
Harriet Bird - Barbara Hershey
The Judge - Robert Prosky
Red Blow - Richard Farnsworth
The Whammer - Joe Don Baker
Sam Simpson - John Finnegan
Ed Hobbs - Alan Fudge
Young Roy - Paul Sullivan Jr.
Young Iris - Rachel Hall
Ted Hobbs - Robert Rich III
Bartholomew 'Bump' Bailey - Michael Madsen
John Olsen - Jon Van Ness

Trivia

The Natural was inspired from the book of the same name written by Bernard Malamud. The plot was altered for the movie.

Former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin appears in the movie The Natural as a coach.

Academy Awards:

Glenn Close won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Iris in Natural, The.

Randy Newman won for Best Original Score for Natural, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Natural, The was released to theatres on 05/11/1984 by TriStar Pictures, and grossed $48,000,000 at the box office in the US.


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