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Field of Dreams (1989)

aka Field of Dreams

"If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true."

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Details: 107 mins · English · PG (USA)

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As a dane I know Next to nothing about baseball, but that doesn't matter, because even thougt baseball is a big part of this movie it's not what makes it great -but the story of beliving and the general atmosphere is.
Great actors as well Burt Lancaster, Costner and James Earl Jones - joined by (then) young rising stars ad Ray Liotta and Frank Whaley.

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Cast:

Small Ray Kinsella
Small Terence 'Terry' Mann
Small Annie Kinsella
Small Karin Kinsella
Small "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
Small Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
Small Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
No_movie_poster John Kinsella
No_movie_poster Beulah Gasnick
Small Mark
No_movie_poster Chick Gandil - 1B
No_movie_poster Principal
Small Baseball Fan at Fenway Park
Small Baseball Fan at Fenway Park
No_movie_poster Buck Weaver - 3B
No_movie_poster Boston Pump Jockey
No_movie_poster Annie's Mother
Small Eddie Cicotte - P
No_movie_poster Chisolm Newspaper Publisher
No_movie_poster PTA Heckler
No_movie_poster Swede Risberg - C

Crew:

No_movie_poster Nancy Haigh Set Decoration
No_movie_poster Lawrence Gordon Producer
Small James Horner Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Dennis Gassner Production Design
No_movie_poster Margery Simkin Casting
No_movie_poster Charles Gordon Producer
No_movie_poster Ian Crafford Editor
No_movie_poster Phil Alden Robinson Director
No_movie_poster John Lindley Director of Photography
No_movie_poster W.P. Kinsella Novel
No_movie_poster Leslie McDonald Art Direction
No_movie_poster Linda M. Bass Costume Design
No_movie_poster Phil Alden Robinson Writer
No_movie_poster Ian Crafford Editing

Taglines:

"If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true."

"All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him."

Plot:

While walking in his cornfield, novice farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice that whispers, "If you build it, he will come", and sees a baseball diamond. His wife, Annie, is skeptical, but she allows him to plow under his corn to build the field.


Nothing happens, and Ray soon faces financial ruin. Ray and Annie discuss replanting the corn, but their daughter, Karin, sees a man on the ballfield. Ray discovers that he is Shoeless Joe Jackson, a dead baseball player idolized by Ray's father. Thrilled to be able to play baseball again, Joe asks to bring others to play on the field. He later returns from the cornfield with the seven other players banned in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.


Ray's brother-in-law, Mark, cannot see the baseball players, and warns Ray that he will go bankrupt unless he replants his crops. While in the field, Ray hears the voice again, this time urging him to "ease his pain." After attending a PTA meeting involving a resolution to ban books by author and activist-turned recluse Terrence Mann, Ray decides the voice is referring to Mann. Ray finds a magazine interview about Mann's childhood dream of playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and his heartbreak when the team moved to Los Angeles, and convinces Annie that he should seek out the author after they both dream about Ray and Terrence attending a baseball game.


Mann denies making the statement in the magazine, but Ray persuades him to attend a baseball game at Fenway Park. Ray hears the voice again, which urges him to "go the distance." The scoreboard shows statistics for a player named Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, who played one game for the New York Giants in 1922, but never had a turn at bat. Mann eventually admits to sharing the vision, and they travel to Chisholm, Minnesota where they learn that Graham became a doctor, but died 16 years earlier.


During a late night walk, Ray realizes that he is in 1972, the year of Graham's death; he finds Graham who confesses to him that although he regrets never getting to bat, he would have regretted not being a doctor even more. He declines Ray's invitation to fulfill his dream.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1989-04-21 : United States of America

DVD : 2004-06-01

DVD : 1998-03-31