Redford, Robert

SKU: 043396184541

UPC 043396184541
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 144
Format Color
Synopsis Farm boy Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is the best baseball player anyone has ever seen. His bat, handmade from the wood of a tree felled by lightning following the death of his father, is magic in his hands. But before his career can start, the mysterious Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey) inexplicably shoots him, sidelining him for more than a decade. Fifteen years later, Hobbs returns to play for the New York Knights, whose coach, Pop Fisher (Wilfred Brimley), begrudgingly accepts the aging rookie as a member of the team. Pop is as surprised as the rest of the team when Hobbs knocks the ball out of the park time and again and can still play a mean outfield as well. However, when the politics of the business side of the game get in the way, Hobbs has to make some life-changing decisions. Meanwhile, he becomes involved with Memo Paris (Kim Basinger), a sultry siren with her own agenda. Glenn Close plays Iris, the hometown girl whom Hobbs left behind but never forgot. Director Barry Levinson (DINER, RAIN MAN) manages to re-create the excitement of old-time baseball while telling an all-American tale of success and failure, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.This allegorical tale of success and failure in America tells the story of a natural born baseball player who should have been a star but gets a last chance to shine. Randy Newman's memorable score complements an excellent directorial effort by Barry Levinson....Impeccably made....Redford is perfectly cast....[The] supporting roles have been wonderfully filled by topflight character actors...'There goes Roy Hobbs...the best there ever was....'--Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) Some mistakes you never stop paying for.--HobbsTheatrical release: May 11, 1984. Filmed in Buffalo and New York City. The film version has a vastly different ending than Bernard Malamud's novel.Shining up the golden age of baseball, Barry Levinson conjures another sporting fairytale...Redford's charisma is at full wattage and the finale is truly magical.4 stars out of 5 -- One of the best movies with a sports backdrop....An '80s who's who of acting talent...
Cast Barbara Hershey (Star)
Kim Basinger (Star)
Robert Duvall (Star)
Glenn Close (Star)
Robert Redford (Star)
Barry Levinson (Director)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Director's Cut Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dubbed - French - Optional Subtitles - English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai - Optional
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Dubbed
Product Code Movie

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