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The Field

Duration:
107 min
Genres:
Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.4
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations
Details
Country: Ireland
Filming Locations: Aasleigh Church, Aasleigh, County Galway, Ireland
Earnings
Gross: $1,414,017 (USA) Filming Dates 2 October 1989 -  December 1989 Copyright Holder © Granada Television Limited 1990 Related Links
Cast
Actor
Character
Richard Harris
'Bull' McCabe
Sean Bean
Tadgh McCabe
Frances Tomelty
Widow
Brenda Fricker
Maggie McCabe
John Hurt
Bird' O'Donnell
Ruth McCabe
Tinker Woman
Jer O'Leary
Tinker Girl's Father
Noel O'Donovan
Tomás
John Cowley
Flanagan
Ronan Wilmot
Tinker
Jenny Conroy
Katie - The Tinker Girl
Joan Sheehy
2nd Tinker Woman
Sean McGinley
Father Chris Doran
Malachy McCourt
Sergeant
Frank McDonald
Quarryman
Brendan Gleeson
Quarryman
Eamon Keane
Dan Paddy Andy
Sara Jane Scaife
McRoarty Girl
David Wilmot
Boy at Dance
Rachael Dowling
Girl at Dance (as Rachel Dowling)
Sarah Cronin
Girl at Dance
Peadar Lamb
Paddy Joe O'Reilly
Aine Ni Mhuiri
Priest's Housekeeper
Máirtín Jaimsie
Villager
Tom Jordan
Villager
Johnny Choil Mhaidhc
Villager
Bina McLoughlin
Villager
Spencer Chandler
Villager (uncredited)
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Trivia
Marlon Brando was considered for the role of 'Bull' McCabe.
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Brenda Fricker was previously in Jim Sheridan's first film My Left Foot (1989), again playing a mother character.
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Body Count= 3 (including the donkey)
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Goofs
During the opening scene when the donkey is thrown off the cliff, as it hits the water its legs collapse into it. This shows that the donkey was a stuffed animal.
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In the final sequence when Tadhg gets to the edge of the cliff and turns, a crew members head can be seen at his feet.
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Quotes
Tadgh McCabe: [about The American] He is dead!
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Tadgh McCabe: What age was I when Seami died?
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Maggie: Bull! Look at yourself! Look at yourself will you!
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Faq
Q
When is "The Field" set?
A
The play was premiered in 1965 and was partially based on a 1959 incident, so it's set around the early 1960s. The fact that electricity is a novelty in the area reinforces this date - many rural areas of Ireland were not electrified until the 1960s or even the 1970s.
Q
Is this film based on a novel?
A
No, it is based on a 1965 play of the same title by John B. Keane. It was partially inspired by the 1959 murder of "Moss" Moore in Reamore, County Kerry.
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Photos from cast
Tom Berenger
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