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Field of Dreams Lessons Go the Distance
DYERSVILLE, IA (CBS2/FOX28) People all over the United States joined movie stars and pro athletes in Dyersville this weekend to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Field of Dreams Movie.
Even better, it all happened on Fathers Day Weekend.
A lot has changed over the past two and a half decades, except the lessons at the very core of the movie filmed on the baseball field in Dyersville 25 years ago.
For baseball fans, the only thing cooler than Kevin Costner and Dwier Brown having a catch at the Field of Dreams might just be the question and answer that comes before it.
Hey, Dad? Wanna have a catch? Costners Ray Kinsella asked his father, John, played by Brown.
Yeah, Id like that, Brown replied.
25 years after fans heard those lines, what they represent hasnt lost its power.
"In real life, you have to make an effort to fix your mistake, said Ghost Player Marv Miaers. In the fantasy world, your dad comes back after he's passed away and you get to fix it."
"Baseball always brings it back, said Jimmy Fetters. Jimmy and his son took part in a Father/Son catch on the field. We always have something to talk about. We always have that in common."
Which is why it doesnt matter if the bonds on the field are much stronger than the Father and son relationship in the movie.
"With me and him, it's like every day is father's day, said Dean Lambert, who had a catch with his son, Matt, as well.
"My father to me and now I'm passing that on to my son, said Fetters. And hopefully one day he can pass that on to his son. Like I said, timeless movie, it just never ends."
"You can make things wrong right, said Miaers. Hell, that's never gonna go out of style.
"I don't know if anybody thought that it would be 25 years later and we'd still be an iconic movie, said Actor Timothy Busfield, who played Mark, Ray Kinsellas brother-in-law in Field of Dreams.
"25 years, people still come here, that's the crazy part, said Miaers.
So maybe the coolest thing to happen this weekend isnt seeing the celebrities throw a ball around.
Its throwing it yourself. With your dad.
"I've lost count of fathers I've seen walk away with tears