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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Preview test audiences did not take well to the original title (taken directly from the book), Shoeless Joe, saying it sounded like a film about a homeless person. The studio decided to change it to Field of Dreams, which Phil Alden Robinson
opposed until he called W.P. Kinsella
with the news. Kinsella said the change was fine with him because he originally wanted to call his book "Dream Field" but was overruled by his publisher. See more
When Ray is driving into Boston, it is raining. Cars behind his VW minibus have their wipers on but Ray doesn't. See more
My father's name was John Kinsella. It's an Irish name. He was born in North Dakota in 1896, and never saw a big city until he came back from France in 1918. He settled in Chicago, where he quickly learned to live and die with the White Sox. Died a little when they lost the 1919 World Series. Died a lot the following summer when eight members of the team were accused of throwing that series. He played in the minors for a year too, but nothing ever came of it. Moved to ...
The Voice ................ Himself See more
Referenced in The Riches: Field of Dreams
Composed and Conducted by James Horner See more