Tune in to watch The Natural (1984) on 12/18 at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST on the Sony Pictures YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYeOyMz9C9kaI4T-csbSqDhHjgc50BCCa
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Nominated for four Academy Awards® and considered the best baseball movie ever made, The Natural stars Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, a talented youngster set on baseball superstardom. The myth-making begins when he fashions his bat, Wonderboy, from a fallen oak tree, and continues as his extraordinary ability attracts major league scouts. But an encounter with a mysterious woman (Barbara Hershey) derails his ascension, until he reappears as a 36-year-old rookie for the underdog New York Knights, and his massive home runs spark the team’s unlikely quest for the pennant. But he still must negotiate a path through a shady owner (Robert Prosky), a crooked gambler (Darren McGavin), a dangerous temptress (Kim Basinger) and an opportunistic sports writer (Robert Duvall) to arrive at the one moment when, with the help of an ex-girlfriend (Glenn Close), he can finally fulfill his destiny.
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