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The natural

Author: Barry LevinsonMark JohnsonRoger TownePhil DusenberryRobert RedfordAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Bernard Malamud
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Levinson; Mark Johnson; Roger Towne; Phil Dusenberry; Robert Redford; Robert Duvall; Glenn Close; Kim Basinger; Wilford Brimley; Barbara Hershey; Robert Prosky; Richard Farnsworth; Randy Newman; Caleb Deschanel; Bernard Malamud; Stu Linder; Tri-Star Pictures.; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0767845749 9780767845748
OCLC Number: 46718093
Language Note: English (Dolby surround or discrete surround), French (mono), Spanish (mono) and Portuguese (mono) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1984 by Tri-Star Pictures.
Special features: documentary starring Cal Ripken, Jr.; theatrical trailers; talent files; production notes; scene selections; interactive menus; original story source material.
Credits: Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; music, Randy Newman ; edited by Stu Linder.
Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Other Titles: Natural (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Tri-Star Pictures ; based on the novel by Bernard Malamud ; screenplay by Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry ; produced by Mark Johnson ; directed by Barry Levinson.

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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.

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