Belfast Telegraph

Costner's return to Field Of Dreams

Kevin Costner has been reunited with Timothy Busfield in Iowa as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of baseball film, Field Of Dreams.

The pair joined celebrities like Colin Egglesfield, former baseball player Bret Saberhagen and thousands of fans for a three-day celebration at the remote locale, where the 1989 film was shot.

Kevin, who played farmer Ray Kinsella, brought his wife Christine and children to reminisce about his role in one of the most beloved sports movies of all time.

"I'm glad to be here with friends and old acquaintances and making some new ones, and for my children to be a part of this," the 59-year-old said. "It's certainly a high mark for me, this little movie, and it remains so."

Timothy, who played Ray Kinsella's brother-in-law Mark, added: "I don't know if anybody thought that, 25 years later, it would still be an iconic movie. You don't aim for the fences. You try to do your best job 12 hours a day. What it's become, you don't ever expect."

The weekend was jam-packed with activities like celebrity softball games and concerts from the Gin Blossoms, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, and even Kevin's own country band, Modern West. There was also a screening of the film on the outfield grass.

Colin, who stars in TV shows like Rizzoli And Isles and The Client List, said the film's final scene remains moving. He said: "My brother had one arm around my dad. I had my arm around him as well. It was just water works."

The site of the Oscar-nominated film, about an Iowa farmer who is inspired to build a baseball diamond over a corn field after hearing voices, has become a tourist destination since the film's 1989 release.

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including best original score, best adapted screenplay and best picture.


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