The clip Ray's penance from Field of Dreams (1989) with James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
What was the awful thing you said?
To your father?
I said I could never respect a man whose hero was a criminal.
Who was his hero?
Shoeless Joe Jackson.
You knew he wasn't a criminal. Then why did you say it?
I was 17.
The son of a bitch died before I could take it back.
Before I could tell him you know.
He never met my wife.
He never saw his granddaughter.
This is your penance.
I know. I can't bring my father back.
So the least you can do is bring back his hero.
Now I know what everybody's purpose here is.