The Recasting Couch Ep. 65: Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams


We have a treat of a movie this week! Field of Dreams is not only known for being one of the best baseball movies of all time, but it’s simply a wonderful film. Nominated for 3 awards at the 1990 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music for James Horner’s exquisite score). This movie’s got it all. Kevin Costner doing what he does best alongside Amy Madigan who slays it as the ride-or-die hippie wife. Gaby Hoffmann makes her acting debut as the sweet and undeterrable Karin Kinsella. I could go on and on. It’s filled with that guys galore (Timothy Busfield, Frank Whaley, Art LaFleur), while the heavy hitters (Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones) absolutely knock it out of the park (pun intended).

Really, what’s not to like about this movie? It’s a small town fantasy story wrapped around the American Pastime. We grew up in a small town with a strong farming community, so we have a bit of a direct perspective.

Unfortunately, it took us entirely too long to get the audio set up, so we started way late. Like, 2 hours passed my bedtime, late. So get a little rambly in the middle of the pod, but we recover to have a really strong recasting session, so either hang in there, or skip to the third segment.

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Link to IMDB

Link to Amazon




Role Actor Final Cast
Ray Kinsella Kevin Costner Jeff Bridges
Annie Kinsella Amy Madigan Holly Huntes
Karin Kinsella Gaby Hoffman Drew Barrymore
Shoeless Joe Jackson Ray Liota Matt Damon
Mark Timothy Busfield John Heard
Dee Kelly Coffield Park Melanie Hutsell
Terrence Mann James Earl Jones Forest Whitaker
Dr. ‘Moonlight’ Graham Burt Lancaster Dick Van Dyke
Archie Graham Frank Whaley Jason Bateman
John Kinsella Dwier Brown James Franco
Buck Weaver Michael Milhoan William Saddler
“Chick” Gandil Art LaFleur Dan Lauria
Beulah Gasnik Lee Garlington Brett Buttler

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