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The Natural (11-May-1984)

Director: Barry Levinson

Writers: Roger Towne; Phil Dusenberry

From novel: The Natural by Bernard Malamud

Music by: Randy Newman

Producer: Mark Johnson

Keywords: Drama, Baseball

A player whose baseball hopes were dashed as a young man after he was shot by a lady admirer, returns as a 35-year-old rookie to help the New York Knights in their quest for the pennant. Loosely based on Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus, who was shot by a deranged fan in 1949.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joe Don Baker
12-Feb-1936   Walking Tall
Kim Basinger
8-Dec-1953   L.A. Confidential
Wilford Brimley
27-Sep-1934   Grandfatherly actor, shill for Oatmeal Industry
Glenn Close
19-Mar-1947   Fatal Attraction
Robert Duvall
5-Jan-1931   Tom Hagen in The Godfather
Richard Farnsworth
1-Sep-1920 6-Oct-2000 Comes a Horseman
Alan Fudge
27-Feb-1934 10-Oct-2011 C. W. Crawford on The Man from Atlantis
Barbara Hershey
5-Feb-1948   Boxcar Bertha and Mary Magdalene
Michael Madsen
25-Sep-1958   Reservoir Dogs' Mr. Blonde
Robert Prosky
13-Dec-1930 8-Dec-2008 Pat Chase on Veronica's Closet
Robert Redford
18-Aug-1936   The Sundance Kid
Mike Starr
29-Jul-1950   Goodfellas


Robert Redford   ...   Roy Hobbs
Robert Duvall   ...   Max Mercy
Glenn Close   ...   Iris
Kim Basinger   ...   Memo Paris
Wilford Brimley   ...   Pop Fisher
Barbara Hershey   ...   Harriet Bird
Robert Prosky   ...   The Judge
Richard Farnsworth   ...   Red Blow
Joe Don Baker   ...   The Whammer
Michael Madsen   ...   Bump Bailey
John Finnegan   ...   Sam Simpson
Jon Van Ness   ...   John Olsen
Alan Fudge   ...   Ed Hobbs
Paul Sullivan, Jr.   ...   Young Roy
Rachel Hall   ...   Young Iris
Robert Rich III   ...   Ted Hobbs
The New York Knights
Mickey Treanor   ...   Doc Dizzy
George Wilkosz   ...   Bobby Savoy
Anthony J. Ferrara   ...   Coach Wilson
Philip Mankowski   ...   Hank Benz
Danny Aiello III   ...   Emil LaJong
Joe Castellano   ...   Allie Stubbs
Eddie Cipot   ...   Gabby Laslow
Ken Grassano   ...   Al Fowler
Robert Kalaf   ...   Cal Baker
Barry Kivel   ...   Pat McGee
Steven Kronovet   ...   Tommy Hinkle
James Meyer   ...   Dutch Schultz
Mike Starr   ...   Boone
Sam Green   ...   Murphy
Additional Knights
Martin Grey   ...   Additional Knight
Joseph Mosso   ...   Additional Knight
Richard Oliveri   ...   Additional Knight
Lawrence Couzens   ...   Additional Knight
Duke McGuire   ...   Additional Knight
Stephen Poliachik   ...   Additional Knight
Kevin Lester   ...   Additional Knight
Joseph Charboneau   ...   Additional Knight
Robert Rudnick   ...   Additional Knight
Ken Kamholz   ...   Additional Knight
Sibby Sisti   ...   Pirates Manager
Phillip D. Rosenberg   ...   Pitcher Youngberry
Christopher B. Rehbaum   ...   Pitcher John Rhoades
Nicholas Koleff   ...   Umpire Augie
Jerry Stockman   ...   Umpire Babe
James Quamo   ...   Memorial Game Umpire
Joseph Strnad   ...   Final Game Home Plate Umpire
James Mohr   ...   Al
Ralph Tabakin   ...   Al's Customer
Dennis Gould   ...   Carnival Boy
Joshua Abbey   ...   Home Plate Photographer
Gayle Vance   ...   Maid at Party
George Scheitinger   ...   League Official
Peter Poth   ...   Dr. Knobb
Bernie McInerney   ...   Hospital Doctor
Elizabeth Ann Klein   ...   Stern Nurse
Charles Sergis   ...   Newsreel Narrator
Edward Walsh   ...   Newsreel Presenter
Buffalo Swing   ...   Night Club Band


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