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The Natural / 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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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library DVD NAT 000133884 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0767845749
  • ISBN: 9780767845748
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
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.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; music, Randy Newman ; edited by Stu Linder.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
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.
Subject: Malamud, Bernard > Film adaptations.
Baseball players > Drama.
Baseball teams > Competitions > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Sports films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.