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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When they hold up the Terence Mann book that is going to be banned in the school auditorium, it has the same cover design as the first edition of Jack Kerouac
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During their initial meeting, right after Ray and Shoeless Joe introduce themselves to each other, Joe is standing on the infield grass between the pitcher's mound and home plate with his glove on. He then jogs over to the backstop to pull some bats out of the bag. When they cut to the next shot of him jogging up to the backstop his right hand is bare and the glove is missing. 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 ...
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Referenced in Peep Show: Sectioning
Written by Dickey Betts
(as Dickie Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc. See more