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Did you see the irish movie called the field. the director was same man who made the movie, my left foot.
the field was written by the late john b keane. he is from my home town of listowel. he is the greatest irish writer ever. my mam is a o'connor and cousin of his wife mary.
this clip from the field is where the bull mccabe tells his son about the field
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rishard harris, sean bean, john hurt.
the field is set in Ireland during the 1930s, about one man's obsession with a plot of land that his family has tended for generations. the oscar-nominated performance by richard harris as ""bull"" mccabe, the fiercely independant and stubborn man who's tended his prime field of rented land for decades, only to lose it when the owner auctions the land to an american. bull wages a personal war against the yank.
the field stars
richard harris as 'bull' mccabe, tom berenger as the yank, sean bean as tadgh mccabe, frances tomelty as young widow, brenda fricker as maggie mccabe, john hurt as the 'bird' o'donnell, ruth mcCabe as tinker woman, jer o'leary as tinker girl's father, noel o'donovan as tomas, john cowley as flanagan, the pubkeeper
ronan wilmot as tinker, jenny conroy as katie the tinker girl, joan sheehy as 2nd tinker woman, sean mcginley as father chris doran, malachy mccourt as sergeant, frank mcdonald as quarryman.
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the village that became a film set for director jim sheridan in 1989 is known as the gateway to connemara,
the movie 'the field', was shot almost entirely in leenane, a one street village overshadowed by the misty mountains of connemara.

Plot Summary for The Field (1990)
"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. But while no one in the village would dare bid against him, an American with deep pockets decides that he needs the field to build a highway. The Bull and his son decide to convince the American to give up bidding on the field, but things go horribly wrong
Frances Tomelty
Brenda Fricker
The Field is set in a small country village in southwest Ireland.
Rugged individualist Bull McCabe (Harris) has spent many hard years of labour cultivating a small plot of rented land, nurturing it from barren rock into a fertile field. He has always considered the land his own, and dreams of buying it; now it is being put up for auction. The McCabes intimidate most of the townspeople out of bidding in the auction, to the chagrin of auctioneer Mick Flanagan, but Galwayman William Dee arrives from England, where he has lived for many years, with his own plan for the field. An encounter between Dee and the McCabes ends in death and a cover-up.
Keane based the story on the 1959 murder of Moss Moore, a bachelor farmer living in Reamore, County Kerry. Dan Foley, a neighbour with whom Moore had a long-running dispute, was suspected of the murder, but the charges were denied by Foley's family
Movie version of the Field.
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The Field is Jim Sheridan's 1990 movie adaptation of John B. Keane's 1965 play of the same title.
The Field starred Richard Harris as Bull McCabe, Sean Bean as Bull's son Tadhg, Brenda Fricker as Bull's wife Maggie, and John Hurt as Bird O'Donnell. Adaptations included changes to the cast; the town priest received an expanded role as Father Liam Mcdermot, played by Sean McGinley, and English resident William Dee is replaced by the sympathetic Irish American Peter, played by Tom Berenger.

The auctioneer's role is considerably reduced, while new additions include a family of Irish Travellers, despised by Bull McCabe for having lost their connection to the land. The ending was also changed for the movie. The Field was released to generally good reviews, and Harris received an Academy Award nomination for his role.
The Field postage stamp
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In 1996 An Post, the Irish Post Office, issued a set of postage stamps to commemorate the centenary of Irish cinema, the 32p stamp featured an image from The Field of actors Harris, Bean, and Hurt standing against the backdrop of Killary Harbour.

Jim Sheridan directed a 1990 movie version, also entitled The Field. Richard Harris received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of the Bull.

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