Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2001.
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; English Dolby Digital 2-channel surround and 4.0 discrete surround, Dolby Digital mono. (French, Spanish, Portuguese).
Includes English, French, Spanish and Portuguese language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai.
Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth.
Screenplay, Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry ; producer, Mark Johnson ; director, Barry Levinson ; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; music, Randy Newman ; edited by Stu Linder.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984 by Tri-Star Pictures.
Based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.
MPAA rating: PG.
Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant.
Special features: documentary starring Cal Ripken, Jr.; theatrical trailers; talent files; production notes; scene selections; interactive menus; original story source material.
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