Field Of Dreams

1989, Movie, PG, 107 mins

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VIDEO: The Bachelor Pays Homage to Field of Dreams With a Literally Corny Teaser

Chris Soules

If you build a super cheesy Bachelor teaser, fans will come? That's what ABC is betting on, according to a new promo for ... read more

VIDEO: Taylor Lautner Spoofs NFL Lockout in Funny or Die Clip

Taylor Lautner

The NFL may be in a lockout, but some of the league's biggest stars joined Taylor Lautner to spoof the situation for Funny or Die.

In a mock movie trailer for Field of Dreams 2: Lockout, Lautner plays an Iowa corn farmer who, just like Kevin Costner in the original film, hears a voice say, "If you build it, they will come." After creating a football field in the middle of the farm, real NFL players including Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Shawne Merriman, DeSean Jackson and Dwight Dweeney show up for the big game. read more

Exclusive: Amy Madigan and Lance Henriksen Go to War on Memphis Beat

Amy Madigan, Jason Lee, Lance Henriksen

Memphis Beat's second-season finale is setting up quite a showdown: Field of Dreams' Amy Madigan and Millennium star Lance Henriksen will guest-star as the heads of rival crime families, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Madigan will play Kate Murphy, whose 25-year truce with Henriksen's Tom Harrison is thrown out the window when one of Murphy's daughters is shot. Naturally, the Harrison clan is suspected, and it will be up to Dwight (Jason Lee) to crack the case before the warring families take matters into their own hands and shed more blood... read more

Fringe Casts Amy Madigan as Olivia's Mother

Amy Madigan

Amy Madigan will step into the role of Olivia's mother on the new season of Fringe, a show rep says.

The Field of Dreams actress, 59, will appear in four episodes, beginning with... read more

I was wondering if the movie ...

Question: I was wondering if the movie Field of Dreams coined the popular phrase "out of left field," which refers to when someone says or does something out of whack. Is this movie where the term originated?


Answer: The easy part of the answer is no: The term "out of left field" existed long before Field of Dreams (1989). The hard part is that there's been an awful lot of discussion (and will probably be much, much more) about precisely where it did come from and when. No less an expert than William Safire has tackled the question in the New York Times, and the two most prevalent theories appear to be these: First, that it originated as an insult during the 1920s, when right fielder Babe Ruth played for the Yankees and only an idiot or a crazy person would buy tickets for left-field seats at Yankee Stadium. Second, continuin read more

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