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Writers (WGA):
W.P. Kinsella (book)
Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 May 1989 (USA) See more »
All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him. See more »
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Costner ... Ray Kinsella

Amy Madigan ... Annie Kinsella

Gaby Hoffmann ... Karin Kinsella

Ray Liotta ... Shoeless Joe Jackson

Timothy Busfield ... Mark

James Earl Jones ... Terence Mann

Burt Lancaster ... Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham

Frank Whaley ... Archie Graham

Dwier Brown ... John Kinsella
James Andelin ... Feed Store Farmer
Mary Anne Kean ... Feed Store Lady
Fern Persons ... Annie's Mother

Kelly Coffield Park ... Dee, Mark's Wife (as Kelly Coffield)

Michael Milhoan ... Buck Weaver - 3B

Steve Eastin ... Eddie Cicotte - P

Charles Hoyes ... Swede Risberg - C

Art LaFleur ... Chick Gandil - 1B

Lee Garlington ... Beulah Gasnick

Mike Nussbaum ... Principal

Larry Brandenburg ... PTA Heckler
Mary McDonald Gershon ... PTA Heckler
Robert Kurcz ... PTA Heckler
Don John Ross ... Boston Butcher
Beatrice Fredman ... Boston Yenta (as Bea Fredman)

Geoffrey Nauffts ... Boston Pump Jockey

Anne Seymour ... Chisolm Newspaper Publisher
C. George Biasi ... Man in Bar #1
Howard Sherf ... Man in Bar #2
Joseph R. Ryan ... Man in Bar #3 (as Joseph Ryan)
Joe Glasberg ... Customer
Mark Danker ... Additional Ballplayer
Frank Dardis ... Additional Ballplayer
Jim Doty ... Additional Ballplayer
Mike Goad ... Additional Ballplayer
Jay Hemond ... Additional Ballplayer
Mike Hodge ... Additional Ballplayer
Steve Jenkins ... Additional Ballplayer
Terry Kelleher ... Additional Ballplayer
Ron Lucas ... Additional Ballplayer
Fred Martin ... Additional Ballplayer
Curt McWilliams ... Additional Ballplayer
Jude Milbert ... Additional Ballplayer
Steve Olberding ... Additional Ballplayer
Gene Potts ... Additional Ballplayer
James Roth ... Additional Ballplayer
Paul Scherrman ... Additional Ballplayer
Dale Till ... Additional Ballplayer

Brian Waldvogel ... Additional Ballplayer (as Tom Vogel)

Brian E. Frankish ... Clean-Shaven Umpire (as Brian Frankish)
Jeffrey Neal Silverman ... Clean-Shaven Centerfielder

Ed Harris ... The Voice (voice) (unconfirmed) (as The Voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Affleck ... Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)

Matt Damon ... Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
Robin Eddins ... Red Sox Fan (uncredited)

Kevin Fennessy ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Alden Robinson 
Writing credits
W.P. Kinsella (book "Shoeless Joe")

Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay)

Produced by
Brian E. Frankish .... executive producer (as Brian Frankish)
Charles Gordon .... producer
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Lloyd Levin .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
John Lindley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ian Crafford 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
Production Design by
Dennis Gassner 
Art Direction by
Leslie McDonald 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Haigh 
Costume Design by
Linda M. Bass  (as Linda Bass)
Makeup Department
Enid Arias .... key hair stylist
Richard Arrington .... key makeup artist
Bonita DeHaven .... additional makeup artist
Elle Elliott .... hair stylist: Amy Madigan
Lesly Erhman .... additional makeup artist
Sharon McDonald .... additional makeup artist
Donald Morand .... hair consultant
Cindy Stratton .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Brian E. Frankish .... unit production manager (as Brian Frankish)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Edmisten .... second assistant director
William M. Elvin .... first assistant director
Grant Gilmore .... second second assistant director
L.A. Puopolo .... second unit director: Boston (as Lou Puopolo)
Art Department
Paige Augustine .... assistant set decorator
Neil Beason .... baseball field construction: Pacific Sod and Grain, Pro Turf Division
John Blackman .... swing gang
Doug DuRose .... assistant property master
Steve Feldman .... carpenter: set
Douglas Fox .... property master
Claire Gaul .... set dresser
Tim Gourley .... carpenter: farm
William Gourley .... carpenter: farm
Phil Heid .... carpenter: farm
Richard Hess .... carpenter: farm
George Hinzo .... scenic artist: set
Joseph Huseman Jr. .... carpenter: set
Dan Janssen .... swing gang
Gilbert Johnquest .... scenic painter: set
Brian Kasch .... lead decorator
Roger Kelzer .... carpenter: farm
Steve Koch .... carpenter: farm
Leslie 'Tinker' Linville .... set dresser (as Leslie Linville)
Stan Maiers .... carpenter: farm
Kim McDonald .... carpenter: set
Kathleen M. McKernin .... set designer (as Kathleen McKernin)
James P. Meehan .... swing gang (as James Meehan)
Steve Meyer .... construction coordinator: farm (as Steven L. Meyer)
John Moore .... carpenter: set
Jess Moreno .... swing gang
Carol Petrick .... gardener
William Primasing .... carpenter: set
Bob Roling .... lead carpenter: farm
Craig Schaeffer .... property production assistant
Gene Schlichte .... construction electrician: farm
Gary Schmitt .... construction foreman: farm
Erich W. Schultz .... gang boss: set (as Eric Schultz)
Chris Snyder .... construction foreman (as John Snyder)
Dawn Snyder .... set designer
John Snyder .... construction foreman: set
Pat Swan .... carpenter: farm
Eldon Trumm .... farm advisor
Dennis Tully .... carpenter: farm
Gene Tully .... carpenter: set
Frank Viviano .... construction coordinator: set
Kurt Walleser .... swing gang
Dave Barnes .... art production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Albert Aquino .... boom operator
Noah Blough .... sound editor
James Cavarretta .... recordist (as Jim Cavarretta)
Catherine Chase .... appentice sound editor (as Cathy Chase)
Jeannette Cremarosa .... recordist
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Robert Edmondson .... foley recordist
Donald Flick .... foley editor
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Lee Grubin .... assistant sound editor
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor (as Niels Jensen)
Ken J. Johnson .... sound fx recording (as Ken Johnson)
Jack Keller .... recordist
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Donald Meluth .... sound editor
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
John Morris .... sound editor
Russ Neiderhauser .... cable
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Jayme S. Parker .... sound editor (as Jayme Parker)
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Solange S. Schwalbe .... supervising foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe Boisseau)
Elizabeth Snyder DeSantis .... adr recordist
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor (as Becky Sullivan Coblentz)
Lee Tinkham .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Neil Eric Wenger .... assistant sound editor
Russell Williams II .... sound mixer
Nicholas James .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Judy Nord .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Frank Serafine .... special sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robbie Knott .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Ian Bryce .... visual effects production manager: ILM
Susan Fritz-Monahan .... visual effects production supervisor: ILM (as Susan Fritz Monahan)
Robert Hippard .... matte coordinator
Peg Hunter .... optical photography supervisor: ILM
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (as Kim Nelson)
Kim Marks .... visual effects camera operator: ILM
Clayton R. Marsh .... optical supervisor: Cinema Research Corp. (as Clay Marsh)
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Martin Rosenberg .... visual effects camera operator: ILM (as Marty Rosenberg)
Matthew Yuricich .... matte artist
Richard Yuricich .... matte visual consultant
Timothy Eaton .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Warren Franklin .... Group VP ILM (uncredited)
Randy Peters .... stunt coordinator
Gregg Sargeant .... stunt safety (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James D. Ault .... grip (as J.D. Ault)
Art Bartels .... grip
Richard Bond .... grip
Steve Bradarich .... video playback operator
Todd Braden .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
Charles J. Brady Jr. .... lamp operator (as Charles Brady)
Ralph Brandofino .... second assistant camera: Boston second unit (as Ralph Bradofino)
Enrique Bravo .... director of photography: Boston second unit (as Ricky Bravo)
Ricky Bravo .... first assistant camera: Boston second unit (as Ricky Bravo Jr.)
Frank Byrne .... second assistant camera
John Carney .... best boy electric
Brad Chelesvig .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
Joseph V. Cicio .... additional first assistant camera (as Joey Cicio)
Richard Clark .... video playback operator (as Dick Clark)
Ron Cook .... rigger
Richard Crudo .... panaglide assistant: Boston second unit (as Richard Cruedo)
Mike DeMeyer .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
James A. Earley .... second grip (as James Early)
Ken Ferris .... camera operator
Tim Forrest .... grip
John P. Friday .... lamp operator (as John Friday)
Scott Fuller .... first assistant camera: aerial photography
Jerome Fynaardt .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
Todd M. Gavin .... camera loader (as Todd Gavin)
Robert N. Gersicoff .... panaglide assistant (as Robert Gersicoff)
George Glass .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
Gary Goldman .... rigger
Melinda Sue Gordon .... still photographer
Paul Hauser .... lamp operator
Gregory A. Jackson .... camera loader (as Gregory Jackson)
Mark Karen .... additional first assistant camera
Lawrence Karman .... director of photography: Iowa second unit
Lawrence Karman .... first assistant camera
David Kessler .... additional first assistant camera
Charles King .... rigger
Kim Kono .... lamp operator
Ron Kunecke .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
Jules Labarthe .... rigging gaffer
Mark Martins .... lamp operator
Jim McConkey .... panaglide assistant (as Jimmy McConkney)
Michael A. McFadden .... grip (as Mike McFadden)
K. Janice Metcalf .... grip
Tyree P. Miller II .... grip (as Tyree Miller)
James M. Muro .... panaglide operator (as Jim Muro)
Tracy Neftzger .... dolly grip
Randy Nolen .... panaglide operator (as Randy Nolan)
Peter Norman .... camera operator: Boston second unit
Timothy J. Osman .... grip (as Tim Osman)
Tom Osman .... grip
Tyler Osman .... grip
Daniel Pershing .... best boy grip (as Dan Pershing)
Tim Pershing .... key grip
Brian Pollpeter .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting
Cynthia Pusheck .... camera loader
Rick Raphael .... panaglide operator: Boston second unit
Patrick Reddish .... gaffer
Brian Roberts .... video playback operator
Brad Ruby .... second assistant camera
Tom Ryan .... second assistant camera
Paul Schnieder .... grip
Tom Selman .... panaglide assistant
Geraldine Shea .... grip
Jeff Smith .... grip
Roger Spurgeon .... lighting technician: Musco Mobile Lighting (as Roger Spurgon)
John M. Stephens .... aerial photographer
Roger Tang .... lamp operator
John Vecchio .... lamp operator
Richard Vest .... lamp operator
Bud Young .... rigger
Jeff Zucker .... grip (as Jeffrey Zucker)
Barbara Hanania .... assistant camera: Boston (uncredited)
William M. Weberg .... grip: Boston (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Allison .... casting assistant: Iowa
Pamela Jaeckle .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Pam Jaeckle)
Jim Meyer .... casting assistant: Iowa
Susan Riedel .... casting coordinator: Iowa
Tom Robbins .... casting assistant: Iowa
Jodi Purdy-Quinlan .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Will Schmitz Jr. .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pamela Knourek .... wardrobe assistant
P. Kay Morris .... costume supervisor
Cynthia Robey .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant editor
Mitch Marcus .... apprentice editor
Howard Spiro .... apprentice editor
Justine Turner .... first assistant editor
James D.R. Hickox .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Bob Hudgins .... location manager
Mitch Marcus .... location manager
Steve Moes .... assistant location manager
Stephen Andrzejewski .... location manager: second unit (uncredited)
Music Department
James Flamberg .... associate music editor (as Jim Flamberg)
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Ralph Grierson .... musician: instrumental solo
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Tony Hinnigan .... musician: instrumental solo (as Tony Hennigan)
James Horner .... musician: instrumental solo
Billy May .... additional orchestrator
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Mike Taylor .... musician: instrumental solo
Ian Underwood .... musician: instrumental solo
Craig Braginsky .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn solos (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Billy Badalato .... driver (as William Badalato)
Donald R. Beck .... driver (as Don Beck)
Michael Cain .... driver: Filmtrucks (as Mike Cain)
Jeff Carney .... driver
Mary Delaney .... driver
Don Feeney .... driver
Joe Feeney .... driver
Ross Hobday .... driver: property truck
Steve Humphrey .... driver: honeywagon
Lonnie Kragel .... driver
Dan Loveless .... driver: Chapman crane
Michael McMahan .... driver
John Miller .... driver
William E. Palmer .... transportation co-captain (as Billy Palmer)
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Doug Tonn .... driver
Candace Wells .... transportation captain
Dave Willford .... driver
Brian Bailey .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Stacey Basoff .... assistant: Lawrence Gordon
Don Buford .... assistant baseball coach
Allison Conant .... assistant: Kevin Costner
Jane DeVries Cooper .... assistant: Phil Alden Robinson (as Jane DeVries)
Mary Coyle .... production associate
David Crookham .... general manager: Musco Mobile Lighting
Patrick Crowley .... craft service
Rod Dedeaux .... head baseball coach
Bill Durr .... location projectionist
Brett Eilers .... production associate
Jan Evans .... script supervisor
Beth Fortenberry .... assistant: Phil Alden Robinson
Leigh French .... adr loop group
Jean Frye .... production associate
David Fulton .... unit publicist (as Dave Fulton)
Melinda Sue Gordon .... opening montage
Jay Hemond .... baseball trainer
Rebecca Hilliard .... assistant accountant (as Beccie Hilliard)
Pamela Hoffman .... production coordinator
Derek E. Johansen .... production associate (as Derek Johansen)
J. David Jones .... helicopter pilot (as T. David Jones)
Ken Kringle .... craft service
Kelly LeClere .... production associate
Robert H. Lemer .... assistant: Brian Frankish
Robert H. Lemer .... promotional coordinator
Jim McCarthy .... production accountant (as James McCarthy)
Janice McDonnell .... set nurse
Dan Perri .... title designer
Tim Perry .... shotmaker operator
Gene Potts .... baseball coach: Iowa
Chris Prew .... production associate
Louis Puopolo .... production associate: Boston second unit (as Lou Puopolo Jr.)
Peter Rathje .... key set medic
Christine Resch .... teacher
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance
Eric Salmu .... production associate
Annie Saunders .... assistant: Charles Gordon
Wendy Spence .... production associate
Kellett Tighe .... assistant: Lawrence Gordon (as Kellet Tighe)
Patricia Walsh .... production secretary
Janice Wilde .... assistant: Lou Puopolo, Boston second unit
Barry Fitzsimmons .... production assistant: second unit, Boston (uncredited)
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Rob Abel .... special thanks: Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
Al Amescamp .... special thanks
Wendol Jarvis .... special thanks: Iowa Film Office
Don Lansing .... special thanks
Susan Reynolds .... special thanks: Iowa Film Office
Connie Trencamp .... special thanks: Dyersville Chamber of Commerce
Crew believed to be complete

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Did You Know?

Phil Alden Robinson and the producers did not originally consider Kevin Costner for the part of Ray because they did not think that he would want to follow Bull Durham (1988) with another baseball movie. Costner, however, did end up reading the script and became interested in the project, stating that he felt the movie would be "this generation's It's a Wonderful Life (1946)". Since Robinson's directing debut In the Mood (1987) had been a commercial failure, Costner also said that he would help Robinson with the production.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Chick Gandil mispronounces the pitcher, Eddie Ciccote's name. It is actually pronounced "See-Cot."See more »
[first lines]
Ray Kinsella:[voice over] My father's name was John Kinsella. It's an Irish name. He was born in North Dakota in 1896, and never saw a big city until he came back from France in 1918. He settled in Chicago, where he quickly learned to live and die with the White Sox. Died a little when they lost the 1919 World Series...
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75 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, joyous piece of America where dreams are possible!, 16 October 1999
Author: Ian Harrison from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

I truly believe that every once in a blue moon, a film can contain a sense of wonder, magic, and the power of dreams. The title says it all. "Field of Dreams" is destined to become (if it hasn't already) an American classic, and easily one of the most engrossing films of the eighties. Throughout the decade, we have seen a crock of films that capitalized on getting as much of anything the characters could grasp (hence the "me decade"). This film, made in 1989, reaffirmed what we learned from Hollywood in the forties, that dreams can come true and people can be saved by what they choose to believe in. And to top it all off, baseball is its subject. The great American pastime takes on a mystical quality that is nothing but immortal.

Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella, a corn farmer that seems to be stranded in his life, only choosing his profession because it allowed him to get away from the idealized dreams of his father that never became reality. One day, while roaming aimlessly through his cornfield, he hears a unknown voice speak to him, saying the words that have become synonomous with the film itself, "If you build it, he will come." He is compelled by the strange message, and even convinces his wife what he heard was real and definite. He believes that the simple words mean he is to build a baseball diamond in his field, and he sets out to do just that, and he indeed does one heck of a job. After at least half a year passes, following endless strains on their patience, who should show up in the field but Shoeless Joe Jackson, the famous alleged criminal from the 1919 Black Sox Scandal who was dismissed from the game of baseball forever, until now...

After all that is said and done, the film takes a back road and curves it into this storyline brilliantly. Ray receives a second message which he deciphers as getting a famous civil rights writer, Terence Mann (played wonderfully by James Earl Jones), to come visit his new ballfield. Of course it is to be expected that Mann begrudgingly resists Ray to join him, but he too becomes propelled by the power of the field's magic, and his life (like Ray's) is changed forever. Even Burt Lancaster shows up out of thin air (literally), but that's a different part of the plot altogether that I wouldn't dare reveal in fear someone reading this review has incompetently not seen this picture.

"Field of Dreams" is one of the strangest films I've seen, and possibly one of the best. When it throws its subject matter at you, you wonder how a story so preposterous can ever work. But somehow, I was deeply moved like Costner and Jones were by the miraculous incidents put in front of me. This film is not like any fantasy film I've seen, but in a way, it is like many that I've encountered. Some of my favorite movies elicited such an amazing feeling of warmth and grace in me that I was afraid to analyse it for fear that it would ruin the awesome impact I received. "Field of Dreams" is exactly like that, an odd piece of moviemaking that overwhelms you with its wonder and positive qualities that in turn leaves no doubt it is a classic, just from the way it moves you while watching it. Therefore, I'm not going to try to pick it apart and attempt to show the world my "field" of brilliance. All I will say is this is the kind of movie Hollywood should be reeling out more often, a tiny masterpiece that lets others be refreshed in their faith and believe in their crazy little fantasies. Ray Kinsella did, and now, so do I. Rating: Four stars.

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