The Field

The Field (1990)

It Owns Him...It Possesses Him...And It Could Even Destroy Him

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1990-09-21
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 33 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Sovereign Pictures
  • Production Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid against him, a wealthy American decides he requires the field to build a highway. "Bull" and his son decide they must try to convince the American to let go of his ambition and return home, but the consequences of their plot prove sinister.

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  • Richard Harris

    as 'Bull' McCabe
  • John Hurt

    as Bird' O'Donnell
  • Sean Bean

    as Tadgh McCabe
  • Frances Tomelty

    as Widow
  • Brenda Fricker

    as Maggie McCabe
  • Ruth McCabe

    as Tinker Woman
  • Brendan Gleeson

    as Quarryman
  • Tom Berenger

    as Peter - The American
  • Sean McGinley

    as Father Chris Doran
  • Jer O'Leary

    as Tinker Girl's Father
  • Noel O'Donovan

    as Tomás
  • John Cowley

    as Flanagan
  • Ronan Wilmot

    as Tinker
  • Jenny Conroy

    as Katie - The Tinker Girl
  • Joan Sheehy

    as 2nd Tinker Woman
  • Malachy McCourt

    as Sergeant
  • Frank McDonald

    as Quarryman
  • Eamon Keane

    as Dan Paddy Andy
  • Sara Jane Scaife

    as McRoarty
  • David Wilmot

    as Boy at Dance
  • Rachael Dowling

    as Girl at Dance
  • Sarah Cronin-Stanley

    as Girl at Dance
  • Peadar Lamb

    as Paddy Joe O'Reilly
  • Aine Ni Mhuiri

    as Priest's Housekeeper
  • Máirtín Jaimsie

  • Tom Jordan

    as Villager
  • Máirtín Jaimsie

    as Villager
  • Johnny Choil Mhaidhc

    as Villager
  • Bina McLoughlin

    as Villager
  • Spencer Chandler

    as Villager
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Art Josie MacAvin Set Decoration
Directing Jean Bourne Script Supervisor
Sound Kathy Durning Music Editor
Editing J. Patrick Duffner Editor
Sound Ron Davis Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Jack Conroy Director of Photography
Production Noel Pearson Producer
Production Arthur Lappin Line Producer
Production Mary Alleguen Production Manager
Writing Jim Sheridan Screenplay
Directing Jim Sheridan Director
Production Steve Morrison Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Joan Bergin Costume Design
Production Nuala Moiselle Casting
Camera Jonathan Hession Still Photographer
Art Frank Hallinan-Flood Art Direction
Sound Tony Message Dialogue Editor
Writing John B. Keane Theatre Play
Art Frank Conway Production Design
Art Eamonn O'Higgins Property Master