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Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 5 May 1989 (USA)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Kinsella
... Annie Kinsella
... Karin Kinsella
... Shoeless Joe Jackson
... Mark
... Terence Mann
... Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
... Archie Graham
... John Kinsella
James Andelin ... Feed Store Farmer
Mary Anne Kean ... Feed Store Lady
Fern Persons ... Annie's Mother
... Dee, Mark's Wife (as Kelly Coffield)
... Buck Weaver - 3B
... Eddie Cicotte - P
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Storyline

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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

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Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sport

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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shoeless Joe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$531,346, 23 April 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,431,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,431,625
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W.P. Kinsella and his wife are part of the audience at the PTA meeting scene, though they can't be seen. See more »

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Doc Graham actually batted left-handed. See more »

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[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. Died a lot the following summer when eight members of the team were accused of throwing that series. He played in the minors for a year too, but nothing ever came of it. Moved to ...
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The Voice ................ Himself See more »

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Referenced in Men at Work: Super Milo (2012) See more »

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Field Of Dreams
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Composed and Conducted by James Horner
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Without a doubt the most magical vibe to ever come on the screen!
21 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have now seen this film around 12 times in two months and i can safely say this is one of my all time favourite pictures!It has everything1 excellent acting from Costner,Earl Jones and the great late Burt Lancaster in one of his last film roles which is definably one of his finest.Ray Liotta also was amazing for one of his first roles as Shoeless Joe Jackson which i felt could not of gone to anyone else but Liotta.The storyline is dazzling as well as the acting and the dialogue.This movie is an incredible and a times comical experience.Every actor in this film should feel more than proud they were in this amazing feel good movie which has never deserved a bad review. This for me is definitely a 10 out of 10 picture which i might watch again tonight actually even though i only saw it yesterday.


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