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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Karin's line "They'll come to Iowa City. they'll think it's really boring..." is a reference to the original "Shoeless Joe" Novel. In the book, the Kinsella Farm was located near Iowa City, Iowa and J.D. Salinger
's monologue (similar to Terrence Mann
's) included ideas about people touring Iowa City before coming to the farm. In the film, the closest major city to the farm is Dubuque, Iowa. See more
Toward the end when Ray and his father are playing catch, and Annie turns on the lights, Mark's jeep is no longer parked next to the light pole. But in the next shot, it reappears again in the same spot. See more
[on who the Voice meant by "Ease his pain."
It was you...
Shoeless Joe Jackson
No, Ray. It was YOU.
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References The Natural
Written by Dickey Betts
(as Dickie Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc. See more