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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If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.
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Did You Know?
The studio built the baseball diamond on an actual farm in Dyersville, Iowa. After the filming was completed, the family owning the farm kept the field, and added a small hut where you could buy inexpensive souvenirs. As of 1990, visitors were free to come to the field and play baseball as they please. See more
In the opening montage, a graduation photo of Ray (who went to school in the 1960s) is shown. The version of the SPAM logo on Ray's shirt was introduced in 1987. See more
What you grinning at, you ghost?
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Written by Willie Nelson
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