The Natural is Roy Hobbs, a 14-year-old with a powerful bat from a fallen oak tree who impresses major league scouts. A meeting with a mysterious woman shatters his dream. Years later, an older Hobbs reappears as a rookie from The New York Knights. Overcoming physical pain and defying all odds, Hobbs, with his boyhood bat named Wonderboy, leads the Knights to the pennant and fulfills his dream.

The Natural (1984) Drama, Sport | 138min | 11 May 1984 (USA) 7.5
Director: Barry LevinsonWriter: Bernard Malamud, Roger TowneStars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn CloseSummary: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.


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