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A selection of personal favourites from Kevin Costner...

DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

Directed by Kevin Costner.
Written by Michael Blake.
Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin, Jimmy Herman and Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse.

Wounded in battle during the American Civil War, Lieutenant Dunbar steals a horse and rides through a standoff, causing his allies to win. Cited for bravery, he recovers from his serious leg wounds and is given a post on the western frontier, where he can enjoy the wilderness, far from the cries of war. But while stationed at Fort Sedgwick, he attracts the interests of the local indians, as well as a curious wolf that keeps appearing at his camp.

FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)

Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
Written by Phil Alden Robinson.
Based on the story Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.
Starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield and James Earl Jones.
Iowa farmer Ray lives with his wife and daughter by their large cornfields. One day while walking through the fields he hears a voice, instructing him that if he builds it, 'he' will come. Convinced that the voice is referring to baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ray mows down his crops and builds a baseball field, to the horror of the local community. Soon the voice is making further demands, and despite his wife's reluctance, she supports him on his guest to rediscover his passion for baseball and for life itself.

A PERFECT WORLD (1993)

Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Written by John Lee Hancock.
Starring Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther, Keith Szarabajka, Leo Burmeste, Paul Hewitt, Bradley Whitford, Ray McKinnon, Jennifer Griffin, Leslie Flowers and Belinda Flowers.
Brutal convicts Butch and Jerry escape from jail and steal a car, making their way into a surburban neighbourhood. Realising that they have more chance of evading capture with a hostage, they kidnap eight-year-old Phillip and drag him into their car. But when Jerry takes a sinister liking to the boy Butch kills him, leaving his body in a the grass near a store. Texas Ranger Garnett is assigned to track him down, along with the unwanted assistance of criminologist, who suspects that the boy may not be in as much danger with Butch as everyone fears.

THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)

Directed by Brian De Palma.
Written by David Mamet.
Based on the writings of Oscar Fraley and Eliot Ness.
Starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro and Richard Bradford.
With the Bureau of Prohibition attempting to put an end to bootlegging in Chicago in the 1920s, federal agent Ness sets out to put an end to the corrupt business of Al Capone. With the assitance of ageing beat cop Malone, he forms a group of enforcers who are willing to work outside the law, dubbed the Untouchables. These include rookie Italian American Stone and accountant Wallace. But the closer they get to Capone, the more they put their lives at risk.

NO WAY OUT (1987)

Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Written by Robert Garland.
Based on the story The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing.
Starring Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff and George Dzundza.
Navy Lieutenant Commander Farrell is promoted to the Pantagon at the suggestion of his close friend, Pritchard, who is the advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Brice. He begins a steamy relationship with a young woman called Susan, but soon discovers that she is also the mistress of Brice. One night when leaving her house he sees Brice making his way inside, then discovers the following morning that she is dead. Soon the evidence begins to point towards Farrell and he must somehow clear his name before he is accused of a murder he did not commit.

REVENGE (1990)

Directed by Tony Scott.
Written by Jim Harrison and Jeffrey Fiskin.
Based on the story by Jim Harrison.
Starring Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Tomas Milian, Joaquín Martínez, Miguel Ferrer and John Leguizamo.
Recently retired from the Navy, Cochran takes a trip down to Mexico to visit his old friend, Tibby, a rich and dangerous crime boss. While a guest at his home, Cochran falls in love with Tibby's beautiful wife, Miryea, and the two embark on a stormy affair. But when Tibby finds out he leaves Cochran for dead, while drugging up Miryea and sending her to a brothel. Slowly recovering from his near-death experience, Cochran embarks on mission of vengeance against his friend.

THE BODYGUARD (1992)

Directed by Mick Jackson.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan.
Starring Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Tomas Arana, Michele Lamar Richards, Mike Starr, Christopher Birt, DeVaughn Nixon and Gerry Bamman.
Former Secret Service agent Farmer is begrudgingly hired to protect popstar Rachel, who has become the target of a dangerous stalker. Over recent months she has been receiving threatening letters and the culprit even broke into her home and masturbated on the bed. Despite his reluctance he takes the case, and soon finds himself falling for the diva when he finally discovers the frightened and vulnerable woman underneath.

JFK (1991)

Directed by Oliver Stone.
Written by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar.
Based on the writings of Jim Garrison and Jim Marrs.
Starring Kevin Costner, Jack Lemmon, Gary Oldman, Walter Matthau, Vincent D'Onofrio, Joe Pesci and Tommy Lee Jones.
When President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963, America came to a standstill. Three years after his death, District Attorney Garrison reopens the investigation when sufficient evidence convinces him that there was a cover-up and the man blamed for the assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, may not have been working alone.

SILVERADO (1985)

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and Mark Kasdan.
Starring Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Marvin J. McIntyre, Brad Williams, Sheb Wooley, Jon Kasdan, John Cleese and Todd Allen.
After surviving a gunfight, Emmett comes across another lost man called Paden, and the two team up and make their way towards Silverado, where Emmett plans on freeing his younger brother, Jake, from the local prison, but before long they are being chased by ruthless sheriffs and powerful ranchers.

BULL DURHAM (1988)

Directed by Ron Shelton.
Written by Ron Shelton.
Starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl, William O'Leary, David Neidorf, Danny Gans, Tom Silardi , Lloyd Williams and Rick Marzan.
When promosing young rookie Ebby LaLoosh fails to live up to his potential, baseball veteran Crash Davis is brought in to take him under his wing and turn him into a star, yet they soon fall for the same groupie, Annie Savoy, which threatens to turn the two against each other.