On the way to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs, young baseball phenom Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is shot by the unstable Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). After 16 years, Hobbs returns to pro baseball as a rookie for the last-place New York Knights. Despite early arguments with his manager, Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley), Hobbs becomes one of the best players in the league, and the Knights start winning. But this upsets the Judge (Robert Prosky), their owner, who wants Hobbs to lose games, not win.
This is the second time I watched the movie. Had first watched it on @fearlesssoul recco in his post TOP 20 MOVIES OF ALL TIME – SPORTS. Liked it a lot again. Its a good sports movie involving baseball. Will try to write a more detailed review soon.
Robert Redford was excellent as the pitcher as well as the hitter. Glenn Close looked pretty and was good. Kim Basinger was good too in a negative role.
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