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The Natural

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Natural


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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," 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 and lead his team to the pennant.
Title: The natural
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2007]
Edition: Director's cut.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 144 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
CPL DVD# 5503725
Based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: [Disc 2]: Video introduction by director Barry Levinson; featurettes: "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); "Clubhouse conversations;" "A natural gunned down: the stalking of Eddie Waitkus;" "Knights in shining armor: the mythology of The natural;" "Extra innings;" "Heart of The natural."
Summary: 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," 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 and lead his team to the pennant.
Audience: Unrated.
Local Note: 15 53 54 59 67 68 74 75 76 118 133 148 152 198 210 211 228 231 237 242 243 245
ISBN: 1424850703
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Report This May 23, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Nov 17, 2012
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Nov 15, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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”.

Report This Nov 15, 2012
  • viguyy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Jan 23, 2012
  • hendrikhols rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This May 31, 2010
  • Baseballchad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An classic, absolute must see for any baseball fan

Report This Apr 01, 2009
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Report This May 23, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Report This Mar 31, 2009
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Roy Hobbs first batting practice

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