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The Natural (1984)

March 28

Poster for the movie "The Natural"

On the way to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs, young baseball phenom Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is shot by the unstable Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). After 16 years, Hobbs returns to pro baseball as a rookie for the last-place New York Knights. Despite early arguments with his manager, Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley), Hobbs becomes one of the best players in the league, and the Knights start winning. But this upsets the Judge (Robert Prosky), their owner, who wants Hobbs to lose games, not win.
Release date: May 11, 1984 (USA)

Commissioned by Vincent Scebbi
Director: Barry Levinson
Story by: Bernard Malamud
Music composed by: Randy Newman
Screenplay: Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry

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