Phil Alden Robinson

​Phil Alden Robinson is an American director and screenwriter for film and television, best known for "Field of Dreams", "Sneakers", and "The Sum of All Fears".

Field of Dreams (1989)

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Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  James Earl Jones  •  Amy Madigan  •  Timothy Busfield

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  James Earl Jones  •  Amy Madigan  •  Timothy Busfield

Sneakers (1992)

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When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Morgan Freeman  •  James Cromwell  •  Ken Jenkins

When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Morgan Freeman  •  James Cromwell  •  Ken Jenkins

Freedom Song (2000)

Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of the Freedom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall  •  Loretta Devine  •  Vicellous Shannon

Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of the Freedom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall  •  Loretta Devine  •  Vicellous Shannon

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Robin Williams  •  Melissa Leo

After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Robin Williams  •  Melissa Leo

In the Mood (1987)

When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Talia Balsam  •  Michael Constantine

When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Talia Balsam  •  Michael Constantine

FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)

Pips wants to see more of the outside world. Batty arrives in a panic, announcing that two human poachers are right behind him. Poachers show up with their dogs and promptly capture the three baby animals. Pips and the Beetle Boys volunteer to follow the humans to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Marshall  •  Phil Robinson
CAST:  Laura Erlich  •  Digory Oaks  •  Erik Bergmann  •  Connie Champagne

Pips wants to see more of the outside world. Batty arrives in a panic, announcing that two human poachers are right behind him. Poachers show up with their dogs and promptly capture the three baby animals. Pips and the Beetle Boys volunteer to follow the humans to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Marshall  •  Phil Robinson
CAST:  Laura Erlich  •  Digory Oaks  •  Erik Bergmann  •  Connie Champagne

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime (2004)

Features Major League players and managers and cast and crew discussing the themes of the film, the performances, baseball, family, the film's lasting impact, and more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Bacon
CAST:  Charles Gordon  •  Kevin Costner  •  Lawrence Gordon  •  Amy Madigan

Features Major League players and managers and cast and crew discussing the themes of the film, the performances, baseball, family, the film's lasting impact, and more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Bacon
CAST:  Charles Gordon  •  Kevin Costner  •  Lawrence Gordon  •  Amy Madigan

TINSEL: The Lost Movie About Hollywood (2020)

A melancholy and affectionate look at the global obsession with movies, "TINSEL - The Lost Movie About Hollywood" was lost for 30 years and never shown publicly. An outside-in, inside-out view of the Motion Picture Industry circa 1990, it is a film about fame in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Robinson
CAST:  Martin Landau  •  Beau Bridges  •  Rob Cohen  •  Phil Alden Robinson

A melancholy and affectionate look at the global obsession with movies, "TINSEL - The Lost Movie About Hollywood" was lost for 30 years and never shown publicly. An outside-in, inside-out view of the Motion Picture Industry circa 1990, it is a film about fame in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Robinson
CAST:  Martin Landau  •  Beau Bridges  •  Rob Cohen  •  Phil Alden Robinson