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The Natural


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Roy Hobbs has always had something special, a quality and talent that sets him apart from others. The night his father died, lightning split a tree on the family farm and from its heart young Roy made 'Wonderboy', a baseball bat invested with great power. But life holds many surprises for Roy, for whom the word
'natural' has many meanings.
Screenplay by ROGER TOWNE and PHIL DUSENBERRY Based on the novel by BERNARD MALAMUD
(First showing on British television)
W FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Roy Hobbs
Unknown: Roger Towne
Unknown: Phil Dusenberry
Novel By: Bernard Malamud
Directed By: Barry Levinson
Roy Hobbs: Robert Redford
Iris Gaines: Glenn Close
Memo Paris: Kim Basinger
Max Mercy: Robert Duvall
Pop Fisher: Wilford Brimley
Harriet Bird: Barbara Hershey
Judge: Robert Prosky

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