Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Written by
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All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him.
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Did You Know?
, on whom the character Terence Mann is based, was very offended by the fictional portrayal of himself in W.P. Kinsella
's novel "Shoeless Joe", upon which the film is based. His lawyers said that they would be "unhappy if it [the story] were transferred to other media," so the studio created the character of Terence Mann. See more
Ray is standing in shoulder-high corn (mid summer) when his wife calls him in for dinner as the sun sets. This would be a pretty late dinner for a farm family with a young child. Sunset would be around 9pm. See more
I did it all. I listened to the voices, I did what they told me, and not once did I ask what's in it for me.
Shoeless Joe Jackson
What are you saying, Ray?
I'm saying, what's in it for me?
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Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more