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#10 Field of Dreams

Gaby Hoffmann, Kevin Costner, ... | 'DREAMS' OF GRANDEUR Costner (holding Gaby Hoffman) plays catch-up with Burt Lancaster
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'DREAMS' OF GRANDEUR Costner (holding Gaby Hoffman) plays catch-up with Burt Lancaster

Why ''Field of Dreams'' is a top tearjerker

You want to know the honest truth? Guys are the bigger babies. Get them rattling on about old baseball players, mystical reclusive authors, or having a catch with Dad and -- as a species -- men are reduced to pathetic, whimpering heaps. And ''Field of Dreams''? Well, Phil Alden Robinson's movie, about a fella named Ray (Kevin Costner) who carves a magical baseball diamond out of his cornfield, meets his childhood heroes, and is offered a reunion with his pop, hits the absolute trifecta of guy gloppiness.

KLEENEX MOMENT Easy. At the very end when Ray's dad comes out of the cornfield and they have a game of catch. It's...uh...you know...just give us a second here...

Originally posted Nov 19, 2003
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