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The natural

Author: Roger TownePhil DusenberryMark JohnsonBarry LevinsonRobert RedfordAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Director's cutView all editions and formats
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A once-promising baseball player on his way to stardom in the big leagues, finds his dreams shattered when a mysterious woman and a silver bullet end his career prematurely. Sixteen years later, armed with his childhood bat "Wonderboy," he comes back to baseball, joins the roster of the lowly New York Knights to see if he can overcome physical pain and the nefarious forces around him to lead his team to the pennant.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Melodrama
Sports
Adaptation
Baseball films
Film adaptations
Film and video adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Bernard Malamud; Bernard Malamud
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Towne; Phil Dusenberry; Mark Johnson; Barry Levinson; Robert Redford; Robert Duvall; Glenn Close; Kim Basinger; Wilford Brimley; Barbara Hershey; Robert Prosky; Richard Farnsworth; Bernard Malamud; Tri-Star Pictures.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424850703 9781424850709
OCLC Number: 86072493
Language Note: English, dubbed Japanese and dubbed Portuguese dialogue, optional English, French, Japanese, or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.
For the 'director's cut', some scenes have been re-edited and approx. 15 minutes of new footage added; film only runs 6 minutes longer than original release cut.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: disc. 1: video introduction by Barry Levinson. disc 2: When lightning strikes: creating The natural [pre-game: a novelist steps up to the plate, the line-up: assembling the moviemaking team, let's play ball: filming the show]; Extra innings; Clubhouse conversations; A natural gunned down: the stalking of Eddie Waitkus; Knights in shining armor: the mythology of The natural; The Heart of The natural; with optional Japanese or Portuguese subtitles.
Credits: Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; music, Randy Newman ; production designer, Mel Bourne ; editor, Stu Linder.
Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth.
Target Audience: Unrated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition.
Contents: Disc 1. Feature film --
disc. 2. Special features.
Other Titles: Natural (Motion picture)
Responsibility: TriStar Pictures ; screenplay by Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry ; produced by Mark Johnson ; directed by Barry Levinson.

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A once-promising baseball player on his way to stardom in the big leagues, finds his dreams shattered when a mysterious woman and a silver bullet end his career prematurely. Sixteen years later, armed with his childhood bat "Wonderboy," he comes back to baseball, joins the roster of the lowly New York Knights to see if he can overcome physical pain and the nefarious forces around him to lead his team to the pennant.

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