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?
According to supplementary material on the DVD edition of this film, shortly before shooting began, the actor who played Ray Kinsella's father, Dwier Brown
, was notified that his father unfortunately pass away. Immediately after the funeral, he traveled directly from the funeral to filming in Iowa for the scene. He stated that although the emotion was too fresh and painful, it had an effect on how he eventually played his scene with Kevin Costner
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When the field lights are switched on, although there is only one circuit breaker by the house, the lights go on in groupings, as if there are multiple circuits. See more
I'm going to beat you with a crowbar until you leave.
You can't do that.
There are rules here? No, there are no rules here.
[advances with crowbar
You're a pacifist!
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Referenced in High Strung
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more