“Field of Dreams” is one of the most beloved sports movies ever made, and Kevin Costner’s portrayal of a son who regrets the estranged relationship with his dad will tug at the heartstrings of even the most macho guy.
In one of the movies final scenes (SPOILER ALERT if there’s actually someone reading this who hasn’t seen it), Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella, has a long-overdue game of catch with his dead – but resurrected by the magic field – father.
It’s a scene that has my eyes welling with tears just thinking about it.
Now on the 25th anniversary of the films release, Costner returned to the site in Iowa where the voice once whispered to him, “Build it, and he will come”, to play a game of catch with his real life sons.
Costner tossing the ball with his sons Cayden, 7, and Hayes, 5, on the iconic Iowa field is a treasure.
As the music score from the movie abruptly ended as Costner and family took the field, the 59-year-old actor said “Can you let that music keep going?”, and the majestic score once again rang from the loudspeakers surrounding the field.
It was Costner’s first visit to the field in eight years, and would certainly be one that would be a memorable time.
Afterwards, while sitting on the porch of the familiar farmhouse, Costner said, Costner said, “Iowa has left a mark on me. Have I left a mark on Iowa? I don’t know. But Iowa certainly has been an important part of my filmography.”
It’s left a mark on all of us, Kevin.
And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads who play catch with their sons.
[H/T - DigitalSpy.com]
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