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The Natural (film)

The Natural is a 1984 film about an average baseball player who comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Directed by Barry Levinson. Written by Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.
The best there was! (taglines)


Roy HobbsEdit

  • I guess some mistakes you never stop paying for.

Pop FisherEdit

  • People don't start playing ball at your age, they retire!

Ed HobbsEdit

  • You've got a gift Roy... but it's not enough - you've got to develop yourself. If you rely too much on your own gift... then... you'll fail.

DialogueEdit

Pop Fisher: My ma urged me to get out of this game. When I was a kid, she pleaded with me. And I meant to, you know what I mean? But she died.
Red Blow: Tough.
Pop Fisher: Now look at me. I'm wet nurse to a last-place, dead-to-the-neck-up ball club, and I'm choking to death!

Roy Hobbs: Red, it took me sixteen years to get here. You play me, and I'll give ya the best I got.
Red Blow: I believe ya.

Pop Fisher: Hobbs. I'm sending you down Hobbs, Class B ball. Tomorrow you go to the Great Lakes Association.
Roy Hobbs: All right. You make the rules.
Pop Fisher: That's right, that's right and you ain't been playing by 'em. Don't you remember signing a contract!
Roy Hobbs: I remember signing a contract, to play ball not to be put to sleep by some two bit carney hypnotist! I won't do that Pop! I can't.

Pop Fisher: Batting practice tomorrow, be there!
Roy Hobbs: I have been. Every day.

Pop Fisher: You know my mama wanted me to be a farmer.
Roy Hobbs: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.
Pop Fisher: Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn hitter I ever saw. Suit up.

Max Mercy: You read my mind.
Roy Hobbs: That takes all of three seconds.

Roy Hobbs: I coulda been better. I coulda broke every record in the book.
Iris Gaines: And then?
Roy Hobbs: And then? And then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game.

Iris Gaines: You know, I believe we have two lives.
Roy Hobbs: How... what do you mean?
Iris Gaines: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.

TaglinesEdit

  • The best there was!
  • Boyhood dreams, a bat made from a tree struck by lightning and most importantly, a never-ending passion for the game.
  • He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.
  • From an age of innocence comes a hero for today.

CastEdit

External linksEdit

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