Natural, The (1984)
Front Cover Actor
Robert Redford Roy Hobbs
Robert Duvall Max Mercy
Celeste
Krista
Woody Long
Chelsea Lynx
Sean Michaels
Peter North
Kelli Thomas
Glenn Close Iris Gaines
Kim Basinger Memo Paris
Wilford Brimley Pop Fisher
Barbara Hershey Harriet Bird
Robert Prosky The Judge
Richard Farnsworth Red Blow
Joe Don Baker The Whammer
John Finnegan Sam Simpson
Celeste
Krista
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Adult
Director Barry Levinson; Fred J. Lincoln
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 14 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
From the sun-dappled heartland, a young man (Robert Redford, in soft lighting) emerges as maybe the best baseball player anybody's ever seen. On his way to the majors, he is cut down by an enigmatic black widow (Barbara Hershey) and vanishes for many years. When he reemerges, a silent mystery, he lands a spot with the New York team and begins tearing up the league--he's still the natural. Fans of the Bernard Malamud novel will be dismayed at the pure mythical hokum of this film, but baseball fanatics have been known to watch and rewatch this one; after all, it's constructed as a kind of shrine to the national pastime. Barry Levinson (Rain Man) directs the movie with an unabashed devotion to the game, although the film could use more of the realities of chewing tobacco and pine tar. Redford is fine, and Kim Basinger and Oscar-nominated Glenn Close are effective as the women in his life. The crowning touch is the soaring, extraordinary music by Randy Newman, the singer-songwriter turned orchestral composer. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 980
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/13/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Wal-Mart
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
User Lookup 1 Backup
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 043396046092
Chapters
Release Date 2002
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen