ACMI Identifier
312138
Title
Field of dreams
Creator & Role
Vidz Of Oz, distributor
Gordon Company, production company
Lawrence Gordon, co-producer
Charles Gordon, co-producer
Phil Alden Robinson, director
Place of Production
United States
Creation Date
1992
Colour
Colour
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
01:42:00
Language
English
Description
Based on the novel "Shoeless Joe" by W. P. Kinsella, this is the story of one man's quest to transform vision to reality. "If you build it, he will come" is the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first "he" seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materialises on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. However he gradually he comes to realise that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives, including a Salingeresque writer (James Earl Jones) and Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), who gave up a promising career in baseball in favour of medicine. The film is a celebration of the love of baseball.
Audience Classification
PG
Form
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - United States
Genre
Adaptations
Subject Group
Literature/American literature - Film and video adaptations
Hobbies, Recreation & Sport/Sports
Hobbies, Recreation & Sport/Baseball
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)