Field of Dreams Ghost Players is a documentary that chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a boisterous and unlikely team of middle aged Iowa baseball players. In 1989, Hollywood went to Iowa to shoot Field of Dreams. Little did anyone know this blockbuster would spawn a comedic baseball show starring local ballplayers that would have an 18 year run and travel the world.
Ghost Players tells the story of how this zany team, ranging from a hog farmer to a state representative, moved audiences around the world and changed the players’ lives forever. From Dyersville, we follow the players around the world as warm hearted, comedic ambassadors of the best that the American Heartland has to offer – baseball, tomfoolery, and good old-fashioned family fun.
We see them bring the comfort that only baseball can give to men and women stationed in the military in the far-flung corners of the world. But most of all, we witness how America’s favorite pastime and a Hollywood movie set can give one group of men from a small Iowa town a second chance to live the life they’ve always dreamed.
Watch the trailer here (MOV file) 1 min