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The Field (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | March 1991 (USA)
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frances Tomelty ...
Widow
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Maggie McCabe
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Bird' O'Donnell
Ruth McCabe ...
Tinker Woman
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Tinker Girl's Father
Noel O'Donovan ...
Tomás
John Cowley ...
Flanagan
Ronan Wilmot ...
Tinker
Jenny Conroy ...
Katie - The Tinker Girl
Joan Sheehy ...
2nd Tinker Woman
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Father Chris Doran
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Sergeant
Frank McDonald ...
Quarryman
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. But while no one in the village would dare bid against him, an American with deep pockets decides that he needs the field to build a highway. The Bull and his son decide to convince the American to give up bidding on the field, but things go horribly wrong. Written by Kathy Li

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An unforgettable story of power and passion from the producer and director of My Left Foot. See more »

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March 1991 (USA)  »

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A rét  »

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IEP 5,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,414,017 (USA)
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Trivia

Rather than use prosthetic effects in his mouth, John Hurt had his caps removed and played the role of Bird with his own teeth. See more »

Goofs

In the final sequence when Tadhg gets to the edge of the cliff and turns, a crew members head can be seen at his feet. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: It wasn't your fault.
"Bull" McCabe: Wasn't it my mouth the words came out of?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises (1991) See more »

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A triumph for Richard Harris!
23 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Spectacular movie. As tough as this movie is, it is completely engrossing. Each character (except that played by Berenger) is just so believable. The Tom Berenger part is just so shallow that it needs better writing or better acting. The cinematography allows you to feel the ambience of the Irish countryside (cool, rainy, overcast, muddy, deep cold lakes). "Bull" is hell bent on getting what he believes are his just rewards for a life of extremely hard work and hardships. It just doesn't work out like Hollywood usually lets it work out (thank goodess!).


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