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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was unaware that Timothy Busfield
was part of the cast, and had him fetching water and chairs before realizing Busfield was going to be in the scene with him. See more
During the opening voiceover, Ray states he was born in 1952, and his daughter Karen was born in 1974. Later, he states "I'm 36 years old," at the time the story starts, which would set it in 1988. However, the character of Karen is only about 5 years old in the movie. If she were born in 1974, she'd have been 13 or 14. 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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Written by Dickey Betts
(as Dickie Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc. See more