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The film version of The Natural pulls off the neat trick of conveying the spirit of the Bernard Malamud novel upon which it is based, even while changing both the outcome and the meaning of Malamud's closing chapters. In his first film appearance in four years, Robert Redford plays Roy Hobbs, a farm boy with a hankering to be a great baseball player. With his faithful homemade bat "Wonderboy" in hand, Roy heads to the big city. En route, he arouses the fascination of the mysterious Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). Luring the ...


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Aug 7, 2008

Unnatural Natual Ability

Even though the story is about a man who had extraordinary baseball ability, it is losely based on a true story of a major league baseball player who was shot by a crazed woman in a Chicago Hotel. Robert Redford does a nice job and the story keeps your interest. This is a great addition to my video collection.

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