Field of Dreams

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson William M. Elvin Grant Gilmore Jan Evans Alan Edmisten
Genres: Drama, Fantasy,
Production Company: Universal Pictures,

Field of Dreams - If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 21-04-1989
  • Runtime: 107 Minutes
  • Popularity: 10.52
  • Vote Count: 863
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 84,431,625
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Kevin Costner - Azwaad Movie Database Kevin Costner Ray Kinsella
Amy Madigan - Azwaad Movie Database Amy Madigan Annie Kinsella
Gaby Hoffmann - Azwaad Movie Database Gaby Hoffmann Karin Kinsella
Ray Liotta - Azwaad Movie Database Ray Liotta "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
Timothy Busfield - Azwaad Movie Database Timothy Busfield Mark
James Earl Jones - Azwaad Movie Database James Earl Jones Terrence Mann
Burt Lancaster - Azwaad Movie Database Burt Lancaster Doc "Moonlight" Graham
Frank Whaley - Azwaad Movie Database Frank Whaley Archie Graham
Dwier Brown - Azwaad Movie Database Dwier Brown John Kinsella
James Andelin - Azwaad Movie Database James Andelin Feed Store Farmer
Photo Name Department
Nancy Haigh-Art Nancy Haigh Art (Set Decoration)
Lawrence Gordon-Production Lawrence Gordon Production (Producer)
Dennis Gassner-Art Dennis Gassner Art (Production Design)
James Horner-Sound James Horner Sound (Original Music Composer)
Lloyd Levin-Production Lloyd Levin Production (Associate Producer)
Margery Simkin-Production Margery Simkin Production (Casting)
Charles Gordon-Production Charles Gordon Production (Producer)
Ian Crafford-Editing Ian Crafford Editing (Editor)
Phil Alden Robinson-Writing Phil Alden Robinson Writing (Screenplay)
Phil Alden Robinson-Directing Phil Alden Robinson Directing (Director)

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John Chard

Capra meets Serling for 1980's joyously multi genre hankie wetter. Coming back to Field Of Dreams over 20 years after its release finds this particular viewer beaming with happiness that the warmth I felt way back when still washes over me in the same way. Director Phil Alden Robinson (All of Me/Fletch) manages to turn W.P. Kinsella's novel, Shoeless Joe, into a multi genre film with deep emotional heart for both sexes to latch on to. It has a beautiful mix of mythology and family values that come together to realise a dream that ultimately rewards those viewers who are prepared to open themselves up to pure fantasy with a deep emotional core. It was nominated for best picture in 1989 because it struck a cord with so many people, it's not just the thematic heart of the film that delivers, it's also the actors on show who perfectly realise this delightful tale. Kevin Costner is surrounded by great workers in Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and Burt Lancaster, and he wisely lets these actors dominate the scenes that he shares with them, it's something that is an often forgotten good point of Costner's performances; that he is comfortable to let his co-stars dominate important narrative snatches. However, he is the glue that binds the whole film together, it's quite a naturally engaging performance that rightly gave him the star status he would achieve post release of the film. As a born and bred Englishman I don't profess to appreciate just how much a way of life Baseball is to Americans, but I do have my own sports in England that I'm happy to dream the dream with in equal measure, and with that I understand all the themes in Field Of Dreams big time. Most of all, though, I can involve myself with its family values, the dream of dreams, and because it's undeniably pure escapist cinema for those who aren't afraid to let their respective guards down for a wee short while, the rewards are many. With a lush James Horner score evocatively layered over the top of it and John Lindley's photography almost ethereal at times, production is suitably in the fantasy realm. Never twee or over sweet, Field of Dreams is a magical movie in more ways than one. A film that manages to have its cake and eat it and then closes down with one of the most beautiful endings of the 80's. Field of Dreams, still hitting Home Runs after all these years. 9/10

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Wuchak

_**Entertaining enough, but hampered by its fanciful premise**_ A family moves to an Iowa farm where the husband (Kevin Costner) hears a voice instructing him to guild a baseball diamond in the cornfield, promising “he” will come. Incredibly, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) shows up, along with seven other members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox who were banned from the game for throwing the World Series. Ray then pursues a reclusive author (James Earl Jones) to assist him with his fantastical situation. I know respectable people who cite “Field of Dreams” (1989) as their favorite movie and it does have some magic, along with some welcome humor and a fun road movie section, but it’s burdened by the thoroughly unreal set-up, which likely would appeal to hardcore baseball fans. Still, I appreciate the message on spiritual guidance, dreams and the insouciant diligence to act on them. The film runs 1 hour, 46 minutes, and was shot in Iowa (Dyersville, Farley & Dubuque), Illinois (Galena), and Boston, Massachusetts. GRADE: B-/C+

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