The Natural

The Natural

DVD - 2001
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Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2001, c1984.
Edition: Widescreen (1.85:1) edition
ISBN: 9780767845748
0767845749
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 138 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Jan 23, 2016

okay movie....very centered around baseball and what it really is!

btmslt May 23, 2013

Unfortinately, this Redford film is all to contrived and forgetable.

mrsgail5756 Nov 17, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

aaa5756 Nov 15, 2012

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

viguyy Nov 15, 2012

This is the quintessential story of the phnom. The magic of a magnificently gifted athlete who's dreams of glory are finally realized once he becomes the long shot for all of us to cheer to a legendary status. This movie captures the dreams of young girls & boys, to score the overtime winning goal in game seven of the Stanley cup playoffs. Or to dunk a buzzer beater for the NBA championship or with the bases loaded to knock it outta of the park to win the world series.

This movie encapsulates those dreams & realizes them in it's main character Roy Hobbs. An athlete that only comes along once every hundred years or so. His road however to legendary status is side tracked along the way but is finally realized as he enters the big leagues at a time when many would be hanging it up. He was once a young phnom but now is a man of mystery who is a long shot to realize any of those dreams of youth he once had. To be the "greatest that ever was" as he put it.

This film finds it's spirit in those dreams of glory and for me is one of the best films ever made. This is one of my favourite movies as I was once one of those kids dreaming of knocking it outta the park and this film captures that magical feeling like no other.

Robert Redford is brilliant as Roy Hobbs, Robert Duvall delivers a memorable performance as newspaper man Max Mercy and Wilford Brimley is perfect as Pop Fisher.

This is an extremely great film and one to sit back, remember those days of dreams of glory and to let these film makers knock this one outta the park

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hendrikhols
Jan 23, 2012

Not as good as I remembered...seemed too contrived...but not bad movie on a slow Sunday afternoon.

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Baseballchad
May 31, 2010

An classic, absolute must see for any baseball fan

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RonNasty64
Mar 31, 2009

This film (and the book) was loosely based on the life of Eddie Waitkus, which was the Jeopardy! final answer on March 31, 2009.

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btmslt May 23, 2013

btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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