Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

DVD - 1998
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Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice, followed by a brief vision of a baseball field. He believes that if he builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield, Shoeless Joe Jackson from the infamous 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox will return to play baseball. By being willing to take a chance, Ray gets a second time up at bat in life.
Published: Universal City, CA :, Universal Home Video,, [1998]
Edition: Collector's edition. Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780783225883
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA FIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
DVD, 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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VaughanPLDavidB Sep 14, 2019

I re-visited this movie after many year, nearly forgetting about it, but thankful that I kept it in my collection. There's a reason I kept it. I kept it because it's my favorite kind of story: a story of personal redemption. Baseball dominates this story, but it is really only the backdrop to the story of a man haunted by a broken relationship with his father, and who has a chance to redeem that relationship, but initially, without really fully understanding it. The title of this movie is perfect (and the one WP Kinsella originally wanted for his book). This baseball diamond in Iowa is a place where dreams come true, for Joe, for Archie, for Terence, and most especially, for John and Ray.

Aug 12, 2019

Not as good as I remembered it.

caleherreman Jul 06, 2019

Surprisingly faithful to the book by W.P. Kinsella, and its plot of an attempted kidnapping of a beloved and reclusive author becoming a road trip to find closure on old hurts and failed dreams. Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella, a baseball fanatic and 60's survivor, who finds himself farming corn in Iowa, and is befuddled by mystic commands only he can hear.

His wife, Annie, played by Amy Madigan, is much more of a spitfire than the quiet but sly character from the book. James Earl Jones plays the fictional author, standing in (probably for legal reasons) for J.D. Salinger from the book.

Terrific performances in what is really a strange story about being called to do odd tasks for reasons that are unclear at the time. Costner and Jones have some great scenes together. The depiction of Iowa and Kinsella's field is divinely beautiful, and shows the character's love for the land. This movie was a treat.

Nov 23, 2018

Felt like a time-capsule looking at an 80's movie like this, which was ironically intended to be a time-capsule back in the 1920's/30s, in terms of conjuring up Nostalgic feelings of baseball during that time. This is the first time I really saw James Earl Jones acting and it was hard for me to see the author he was trying to represent since I know him as the voice-over for Darth Vadar. Personally, I'm not into baseball, let alone baseball nostalgia that far back, but the pacing, simple story-threads and the cast chemistry just made this a nice watch.

Jul 10, 2018

Great movie but does not quite do the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella justice. The book has so much more magic and humor.

I really enjoyed this movie. Kevin Costner does a great job. Recommended.

britprincess1ajax Oct 07, 2017

This film is a spiritual one. Not only is there an ephemeral quality to it, but its subject matter is about fulfilling or redeeming one's soul. True, baseball runs a vein through it, but it is about far more than a day on the field. There is a great deal of faith required beyond what makes sense and that dreamy, heartfelt aspect can almost bring you to tears at times. It is a beautiful film, one that exceeded my expectations. I was fortunate enough to see it on Blu-ray and the high definition landscape really adds to the feeling somehow. While some audiences require answers and need everything to be defined for them, this film doesn't cater to that sensibility, so bear that in mind before viewing. However, for those who want a film with plenty of heart and warmth, I highly recommend FIELD OF DREAMS.

JasonAT Nov 25, 2014

BOY is this an overrated movie!

Jul 15, 2014

Today being July 15, 2014, the Major League All Star Game is being played. Which makes me think of All Star Baseball Movies like Field of Dreams. I love the review of April 3, 2011 by BDS206 which is below. She captures the essence of the movie perfectly. Where ever you are BDS206 my thanks for a well done review of a deserving movie. I gave the movie Five Stars. Any chance in the meantime you would consider adding another star? I know you will be fair. I am comparing Field of Dreams to other baseball movies and this comes to the top of the list. As a side note, 29 KCLS patrons are waiting in line for one of five copies in the system. That shows me that Field of Dreams is still well remembered!

aaa5756 May 20, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Annie Kinsella: Hey, what if the Voice calls while you're gone?
Ray Kinsella: Take a message.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Ray Kinsella: This is my corn. You people are guests in my corn.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Ray Kinsella: Don't we need a catcher?
Shoeless Joe Jackson: Not if you get it near the plate we don't.

aaa5756 May 20, 2014

“We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard” - John F Kennedy

Apr 03, 2011

Annie Kinsella: If you build what, who will come?
Ray Kinsella: He didn't say.

Apr 03, 2011

Ray Kinsella: This is my corn. You people are guests in my corn.

Apr 03, 2011

Ray Kinsella: It's okay, honey. I... I was just talking to the cornfield.


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Apr 03, 2011

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.


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