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The Natural
Directed by:
Barry Levinson

Starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey and Robert Prosky, "The Natural" (also known as "Migliore, Il", "Unbeugsame, Der") is a Drama/Sport film directed by Barry Levinson, and written by Roger Towne, released on May 11 of 1984 in the USA.

He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.

Who directed "The Natural":

The Natural was directed by Barry Levinson, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before making The Natural, Barry Levinson had directed Diner, released in 1982. Since, he directed Young Sherlock Holmes, released in 1985, Tin Men (1987), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Rain Man (1988), Avalon (1990), and Bugsy (1991).

When was "The Natural" released:

The Natural was first released on Friday, May 11, 1984, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, May 11, 1984 are Hardbodies (dir. Mark Griffiths), Firestarter (dir. Mark L. Lester), and Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (dir. Bruno Barreto). This was thirty-five (35) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 19, 1984 in France; Friday, October 12, 1984 in Germany and on Thursday, September 20, 1984 in Australia.

What is the casting of "The Natural":

At the casting of The Natural we find Robert Redford, previously seen in Brubaker (1980) and The Electric Horseman (1979); Glenn Close (The Stone Boy (1984), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)); Kim Basinger (Never Say Never Again (1983)) [ more... ]

  • Glenn Close, Joe Don Baker and John Finnegan also worked together in Mars Attacks!, released in 1996.
  • Robert Redford, Wilford Brimley and Jon Van Ness also worked together in Brubaker, released in 1980.
  • Kim Basinger, Richard Farnsworth and Michael Madsen also appeared together in The Getaway, released in 1994.
  • Wilford Brimley and Barbara Hershey also appeared in Last of the Dogmen, released in 1995.

What is the Storyline of "The Natural":

A young Roy Hobbs plays baseball with his father on the family farm. Hobbs' father dies suddenly under a tree. That tree is split in half by lightning, and Hobbs carves a baseball bat from it. He burns a lightning bolt on the barrel and calls it Wonderboy.

In 1923, a 19-year-old Hobbs (Redford) is granted a tryout by the Chicago Cubs as a pitcher. The train to Chicago makes a stop at a carnival and Hobbs is challenged to strike out "The Whammer" (Baker), the top hitter in the major leagues. [...]

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