He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.
The incredibly talented pitcher Roy Hobbs is wounded by a gun shot wound at an early age and suddenly disappears from the limelight. Now middle-aged, Hobbs comes from out of nowhere to lead a losing team to the championship, face his past, and win the woman who owns his heart.
Director Barry Levinson and an all-star cast including Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger and Barbara Hershey deliver a "sport film which projects with understanding the mythical qualities that Americans associate with baseball." -The Motion Picture Guide