Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Phil Alden Robinson (1989)

101min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This fantasy drama from director Phil Alden Robinson is a delightful blend of the blind-fate story and the more fanciful feel-good corn of Frank Capra. Kevin Costner, as an Iowa farmer, is the epitome of dignified determination as he accedes to a ghostly voice and turns the field on which his family depends for its livelihood into a baseball pitch. The underestimated Amy Madigan gives a good account of herself as his trusting wife, while Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and Frank Whaley represent the spirit world with distinction. It was also Lancaster's last cinema film and is a poignant swan song for a true Hollywood great.

Summary

A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball diamond in a cornfield - which, to his surprise, is visited by the ghost of the star player of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, whose career was cut short by scandal. It later dawns on him the pitch has a greater purpose - to give people who have sacrificed important parts of their lives a second chance. Fantasy, starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones.

Cast & Crew

Ray Kinsella Kevin Costner
Annie Kinsella Amy Madigan
Karin Kinsella Gaby Hoffmann
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson Ray Liotta
Mark Timothy Busfield
Terence Mann James Earl Jones
Dr "Moonlight" Graham Burt Lancaster
Archie Graham Frank Whaley
John Kinsella Dwier Brown
Feed store farmer James Andelin
Director Phil Alden Robinson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Film Distribution LtdGuidance: May be edited for language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama