Field Of Dreams For Love Of The Game

  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of classic baseball dramas: In 'Field Of Dreams' (1989) Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is encouraged by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch on his land. According to the celestial guide, this unusual step will result in the appearance of the ghost of his father's hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta). Bemused yet intrigued by the heavenly intervention, Ray risks his livelihood installing the pitch, and finds an unlikely, and unwilling, partner to help explain the reasons he is doing so: burned-out radical author Terence Mann (James Earl Jones). In 'For Love Of the Game' (1999) Baseball pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner), star of the Detroit Tigers, is told that his team is due to be sold just prior to the final game of the season. At the same time, Billy's girlfriend Jane (Kelly Preston) announces that she is leaving him for a job in London. As Billy prepares for his last outing with the Tigers, he reminisces about his five year relationship with Jane; how they met, began dating and experienced various highs and lows through pressures of work and, in Billy's case, infidelity.