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
737 Views


This is your spot, Roy.

Pay attention to it.

Pitch it in.

You got a gift, Roy.

But it's not enough.

You gotta develop yourself.

Rely too much on your own gift

and you'll fail.

Iris!

Iris!

Gotta go.

Can I see you?

Right now?

What is it?

Wait a minute!

The Cubs sent for me. It's just

a tryout. I haven't made it.

- You'll make it.

- There's so many guys.

Not with your arm.

Wouldn't your daddy be proud?

- I gotta reach for the best in me.

- Promise me you will?

I promise. Come on!

- So when do you have to go?

- Tomorrow.

Oh, God.

I've never been on a train before.

It makes you feel important.

There's nothing to be

afraid of, Iris.

I love you so much.

I want you to marry me.

I do.

I want to send for you.

It's all right.

Thanks, Whammer.

My kid will treasure this.

Are you sure it ain't

for yourself now?

You see this?

What's that?

An Olympic athlete was shot

just one day after the slaying...

...of a football star,

Johnny Zirowski.

In each case,

a silver bullet was used.

A silver bullet?

That's crazy.

Max Mercy, the sportswriter?

I don't believe I know you.

Sam Simpson.

"Bud" Simpson, remember?

I may have heard of you somewhere.

Of course, you know

who this fella is.

Whammer.

You look different in street clothes.

It's always nice to meet

a member of the general public.

You boys heading to Chicago too?

That's right.

I've been invited

to see the Cubs myself.

Is that so?

I bringing my slam-bang

pitching prospect for a look-see.

What's his name?

Roy Hobbs.

Where'd he play?

Like I said, Max, he's young.

He mowed them down

in that Sabotac Valley game.

You might've heard

of his 8 no-hitters.

There he is. I'll bring him over.

You do that.

This is Roy Hobbs.

Max Mercy, syndicated sportswriter.

I'm pleased to meet you.

And this here's the Whammer.

How do you do?

You look different in street clothes.

First Pete and now "Repeat. "

Let's play some cards.

Keep up those no-hitters...

...or they'll look for you

at Soda Pop Valley.

Sabotac.

Whatever. Hang on to

the water wagon, old-timer.

- Hey, mister...

- Forget about it.

What'll it be?

Hearts.

Next stop, lola.

Half-hour water stop in lola.

Half-hour water stop!

Mind the time now.

Half-hour only.

Another home run!

Hey, Whammer, that's the way

to hit them!

Come on, Whammer! Hit another one!

Is he the best?

Best there ever was. Best there is

now and best there ever will be.

All right, that's it, folks!

Come on, Whammer!

You got a good audience out here!

You wanna see some more?

You'll have to come to Chicago,

buy a ticket!

You keep that bat, compliments of me.

Nice job! Keep it up!

There he goes, folks!

Whammer! The best baseball player

in the country!

You don't have

enough prizes for him.

He's a natural.

Give me that green doll.

Hey, busher!

Pitch one in here.

I'll knock it to the moon.

All right, folks.

You sure can pick them, Simpson.

I got $10 here says he strikes

Wambold out on 3 pitch balls.

You old boozer,

your brain's full of mush.

This shit-kicker couldn't

strike me out with 100 pitches.

Three is all he'll need, Whammer.

I love contests of skill.

Do you, honey? So do I.

What about you there,

Huckleberry? Scared?

Not of you, I'm not.

Why don't we go on the other side

of the tracks, so nobody gets hurt.

Come on, folks!

56, 57, 58...

...59, 60 feet...

...6 inches, exactly.

Now here are the rules.

There's gonna be three pitches.

Any ball over the plate, or if Whammer

swings and misses is a strike, okay?

Anything outside the strike zone...

...that means the contest is over...

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