Kevin Costner & Cast Celebrate The 25th Anniversary of Field Of Dreams
After 25 years, three castmembers of the now classic motion picture Field of Dreams reunited on Father’s Day in Dyersville Iowa to celebrate the movie and reflect on it’s legacy.
The reunion included stars Kevin Costner and Timothy Bushfield, as well as Dwier Brown, who had a small, but pivotal role in the movie as John Kinsela Costner’s father.
In an interview with NBC TV’s Bob Costas, Costner offered, “I don’t know how this film worked—honest to God, we’re just sitting here talking intellectually about this movie,but you know, movies aren’t intellectual, they’re emotional, and this one rang a bell.”
Busfield said of filming the 1989 baseball feature: “It was the drought of ’88, all the corn everywhere around this field was dead, the grass was being painted green and there were flies everywhere. Yet what came of the movie is so magical.”
The cast gathered on the field that is visited by an estimated 65,000 fans per year. The anniversary weekend included a screening of the film and a celebrity game.
“I get a chance to bring my three little kids here! It’s really good full circle for me that this movie lives so long,” Costner said, comparing the site to Disneyland. “It’s a healthy reminder to me that, if you start out with what you think a good movie is, it might end up that way and it might live forever.”