The Natural

The Natural

  • 1984
  • PG
  • 137 min
  • USA
  • drama, sport

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson

Writers: Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry

Stars: Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Robert Duvall

Though heavy with sentiment, The Natural is an irresistible classic, and a sincere testament to America's national pastime.

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  • Barry Levinson
    Barry Levinson
    Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His films include Bugsy, The Natural and Rain Man.

Main Cast


Tagline: He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.

Source: based on the novel by Bernard Malamud

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Genres: drama, sport

Keywords: baseball, talent

Categories: baseball, underdog, baseball team, 1930s, motivational, chicago illinois, secret, rise and fall, middle age, haunted by the past, femme fatale, coach, self discovery


Producer: Mark Johnson

Editor: Stu Linder

Casting: Ellen Chenoweth

Director of photography: Caleb Deschanel

Original music composer: Randy Newman

Costume design: Gloria Gresham, Bernie Pollack

Executive producer: Philip M. Breen, Roger Towne

Associate producer: Robert F. Colesberry

Production design: Angelo P. Graham, Mel Bourne

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 137 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color