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 in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.Written by
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In 2001, Bill Simmons of ESPN Magazine compiled Roy Hobbs's 1939 rookie season stats, taking cues from the movie. His line would've looked something like this: 115 Games Played, 400 At Bats, 92 Runs, 140 Hits, 44 Home Runs, 106 Runs Batted In, .350 Batting Average. Hobbs struck out 85 times and walked 75 times. See more »
The articles don't match the newspaper headlines about Hobbs and the Knights. Only a few are listed here. At 50:34 Hobbs 2 Homers Sinks Pirates is followed by the name of a celebrant at a church service and a list of his assistants. At 1:09:22 the headline Knights Do It Again: Lose 4-3 is followed by continued from page 1 and an article about Bobby Riggs playing tennis. See more »
I wanted to win that pennant worse than I wanted any goddamned thing in my life. You'd think I could just this once, wouldn't you? I didn't care nothing about the Series. Win or lose, I would have been satisfied.
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There is an edited version which was released in several European countries (e.g. United Kingdom, West Germany). This version edits many dialogue and playing scenes to tighten up the pacing. It runs approx. 14 minutes shorter than the US theatrical version. See more »