About

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league.

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Directed by

Barry Levinson

Written by

Bernard Malamud (Novel)
Roger Towne (Screenplay)
Phil Dusenberry (Screenplay)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.

Cast

Keywords

sport femme fatale corruption baseball child prodigy talent redemption attempted murder lightning bolt

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Angelo P. Graham Bruce Weintraub Mel Bourne

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score Randy Newman