The Field (1990)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.




  • Tom Berenger in The Field (1990)
  • Sean Bean and Richard Harris in The Field (1990)
  • Richard Harris in The Field (1990)
  • John Hurt and Richard Harris in The Field (1990)
  • Sean Bean in The Field (1990)
  • Brenda Fricker in The Field (1990)

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5 March 2001 | 9735062
| A much overlooked classic
The Field is film which carries a universal message about the ongoing struggle between modernity and traditionalism. It is also a uniquely Irish film which may make some of the scenes lack relevance for an international audience. The meaning of such scenes as the "American Wake", which was essentially a death wake which was held for young Irish people up until as recently as the 1960s on the night before they left for America never to be seen again, might be missed by non-Irish people. However the final scene where the Bull McCabe aka Richard Harris attempts to push back the incoming Atlantic tide speaks of the universal futility of man's attempts to control nature or indeed, inevitable progress.An excellent movie.

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Release Date:

March 1991



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

County Galway, Ireland

Box Office


IEP5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,948 25 December 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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