What's the Difference between The Natural the Book and The Natural the Movie?


The Natural

Released: 1952
Author: Bernard Malamud

The Natural

Released: 1984
Director: Barry Levinson
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Roy Hobbs
Roy Hobbs
Portrayed by: Robert Redford
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In the Book In the Movie
   Roy finds out Iris is pregnant during the last game. Iris has a son, who Roy finds out is his.
   Roy makes his comeback at 35 years old. Robert Redford was 48 when the movie came out. He played both the 19 year old and 35 year old Roy.
   Roy strikes out in the final at bat in order to throw the game. He refuses to throw the game and hits the game winning homerun into the stadium lights.
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