The Silent Natural

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  • NR
  • 2020
  • 2 hr 20 min
  • 6.1  (139)

As a young boy, William Hoy is struck with meningitis which leaves him unable to hear or speak. Despite his disabilities, William finds comfort and passion in baseball, spending every waking moment on the field or practicing his throws. As he grows older, he becomes skilled enough to catch the eye of a minor league team, but is often overlooked due to his disabilities.

One day, John McGraw, the manager of the then-New York Giants, comes to town to scout for talent. He spots William in action and is astounded by his skill on the field. Without hesitation, he offers William a spot on the team, making him the first deaf player in the history of Major League Baseball.

However, William soon realizes that not everyone on the team is welcoming of his differences and he faces discrimination and prejudice from some of his own teammates. Despite the challenges, William perseveres, using his own unique talents and strategies to help lead the Giants to victory.

The movie is based on the true story of William "Dummy" Hoy, a renowned American baseball player who played during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Marshall R. Teague delivers a moving performance as John McGraw, while Courtney Gains and Sheree J. Wilson play supportive roles as William's mother and wife, respectively.

The Silent Natural is a heartwarming and inspiring story of determination and resilience, showing that anyone can achieve their dreams with hard work and a passion for what they love. The movie also sheds light on the challenges that people with disabilities face in society, but emphasizes the importance of embracing and celebrating our differences rather than discriminating against them.

The film was directed by David Risotto and written by Scott C. Sowers, who both did a fantastic job of bringing Hoy's story to life on the big screen. The cinematography and attention to detail in recreating the baseball scenes add to the authenticity of the film and create an immersive experience for the viewer.

Overall, The Silent Natural is a must-watch for any sports fan or anyone who enjoys a good underdog story. It is a touching tribute to William "Dummy" Hoy and a reminder that even the seemingly impossible can be achieved with determination, hard work, and a little bit of faith.

The Silent Natural is a 2020 family movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

The Silent Natural
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    2 hr 20 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (139)