Field of dreams
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 17 copies|
"If you build it, he will come." That's 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 materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is "Ease his pain." He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is Salingeresque writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. The final "second-chancer" turns out to be much closer to Ray. That "magical" field in Dyersville, Iowa still draws thousands of baseball-happy tourists each year. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
An Iowa farmer builds a baseball stadium in the middle of his corn fields for legendary players to return to the game.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal Home Video,1998
|Edition||Collector's ed., widescreen version.|
|Other Titles|| Shoeless Joe.
Jones, James Earl.
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994.
Robinson, Phil Alden.
Kinsella, W. P. Shoeless Joe.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster.
Director of photography, John Lindley ; music, James Horner.
Includes English, French, and Spanish language tracks, with optional subtitles in Spanish.
DVD release of the 1989 motion picture.
Based on the book "Shoeless Joe" by W.P. Kinsella.
Program notes in container.
DVD; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.