The Natural

Synopsis: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Barry Levinson
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
PG
Year:
1984
138 min
800 Views


...and the Whammer wins.

I'll call them.

Why don't you take

some warm-up pitches?

- My arm's loose.

- It's your funeral.

Shall we proceed?

The sun's gonna set.

I wish you hadn't bet that money.

You come by it hard.

I wouldn't have made that bet

if I didn't believe in you.

So come on. There.

We're gonna show

what Roy Hobbs is all about.

- Batter up.

- Keep your shirt on.

Batter up! Let's go! Play ball!

Help you down there, old man?

Throw it here, plowboy!

It don't get lighter.

Chuck it down his whammy.

Chuck it down here.

Give him a shave with it!

- Strike 1!

- Wait a minute.

You okay, Sam?

It's all right.

This damn glove.

How will you call them

from back there?

He looks wild.

Them your knees shaking?

Mind your business, red-nose,

and play ball!

Throw it in here, greenhorn.

Do it again, Roy.

Come on, boy, do it again.

- Strike 2!

- He's throwing spitballs!

In a pig's poop. That ball's

as dry as your granddaddy's scalp.

You better not be trying any

funny business out there, rum-pot!

Watch your mouth, mister!

Forget it.

This one's it, Whammer.

This is it. Don't let me down.

Don't let up.

One more, boy.

Come on, Roy. Right by him, baby.

March him out.

Strike 3.

You're out.

Mister, you forgot this!

Wait, mister!

What's your name?

Roy Hobbs!

Here!

Thanks!

I'm Harriet Bird.

It'll be in 110 papers.

I wanna do a little

background on your boy.

Not now. Maybe in the morning.

- Why?

- I'm not feeling well.

Listen, bring that sawbuck

you owe me.

We'll have breakfast on me, okay?

And I can do wonders

for that boy, if you let me.

Rummy.

Everyone thought

he would murder you.

And the way everyone

rallied around you!

They'll be talking about today

for years to come.

It was just like watching

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