Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams is a 1989 American sports fantasy drama film written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, based on Canadian novelist W.P. Kinsella's 1982 novel Shoeless Joe. The film stars Kevin Costner as a farmer who builds a baseball field in his cornfield that attracts the ghosts of baseball legends, including Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the Chicago Black Sox. Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster (in his final film role) also star. It was theatrically released on May 5, 1989.
Ray Kinsella lives with his wife, Annie, and daughter, Karin, on their Dyersville, Iowa, corn farm. Troubled by his broken relationship with his late father, John Kinsella, a devoted baseball fan, he fears growing old without achieving anything.
|author||Phil Alden Robinson Shoeless Joe Jackson W. P. Kinsella|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|director||Phil Alden Robinson|
|events||baseball fantasy film ghost parent-child relationship time travel|
|keywords||baseball diamond baseball fan baseball field baseball player baseball team begin black sox scandal boston brooklyn dodgers childhood innocence estrange even fenway park hear home plate learn meet moonlight graham morning new york giants pick up read voice walk whisper young man|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||Charles Gordon Lawrence Gordon|
|publisher||Carolco Pictures Universal Pictures|
|theme||ghost magic realism|