‘Field of Dreams’ Anniversary Dream Come True for Fans

By Forrest Saunders

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Twenty-five years after its release, legendary actor Kevin Costner still calls “Field of Dreams” a “high mark” in his career.

Costner was at the 193-acre farm that holds the movie site in Dyersville, Saturday. He, as well as a few other actors from “Field of Dreams”, turned out to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary.

During a news conference Costner talked about the success of the film and how odd it felt saying one of its most quotable lines, “You wanna have a catch?”

“In your athletic life you have a way of saying things, and it didn’t come out of my mouth right. But, I thought, ‘That’s what the guy wrote. I’m going to go ahead and say it’. I’m glad now, obviously, that I did,” Costner said.

That line means a great deal to Chris Dvorak and his six-year-old son. They were two of the estimated 12,000 that attended the anniversary celebration over the weekend, driving about 300 miles from Omaha, NE.

“It’s the quote — the line of, ‘You wanna have a catch?’ That’s a big thing. That’s a big thing for a lot of dads,” said Dvorak. “It’s the greatest movie of all time.”

The book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella was the inspiration for “Field of Dreams”. The film was made for a modest $15 million. It grossed more than five times that at the box office, $84 million worldwide.

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