Field of Dreams

Release Date: April 19th, 1989

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

PG |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying "If you build it, he will come," he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his land, supported by his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan). Afterward, the ghosts of great players start emerging from the crops to play ball, led by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. But, as Ray learns, this field of dreams is about much more than bringing former baseball greats out to play.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Gordon Company

Keywords: Touching, Love, Heartwarming, Quest, Creative, Family, Wife, Small town, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Despite a few wrong turns early on, the movie gathers graceful momentum and heads straight to the warm heart of the book - that fond spot located just on the safe side of sentimentality, a feel- good place that doesn't leave any feel-stupid fallout. show more

  • 70
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's Costner's eye-on-the-ball exuberance that carries Dreams past its often mechanical aesthetic paces. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is the kind of movie Frank Capra might have directed, and James Stewart might have starred in - a movie about dreams. show more

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Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Picture