May 11 1984 

THE NATURAL opens. Directed by Barry Levinson, from a screenplay by Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry, based on Bernard Malamud's 1952 novel. The late 1930s. Robert Redford stars as Roy Hobbs, a one-time "natural" baseball player steps up to the plate to claim his destiny after a mysterious 16 year absence. Exceptional, heart-tugging fantasy reaching deep into the mythical & the mystic.With Robert Duvall, Kim Basinger and Glenn Close.