A rare choke-up movie for guys and one of 1989's biggest hits, Phil Alden Robinson's FIELD OF DREAMS made stiff but sensitive Kevin Costner a superstar. Based on the W.P. Kinsella's oddball fantasy novel Shoeless Joe
--in which the protagonist kidnaps novelist J.D. Salinger--the film is a
canny blend of myth, dreams, and baseball which (some viewers of good faith believe) actually skirts the sentimental and obvious.
At the urging of a mysterious voice, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Costner) comes to believe that if he carves a baseball field out of his cornfield, his late father's hero, long-dead baseball great Shoeless Joe Jackson, will return to play. Suppor...