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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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
The game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and the Athletics takes place on May 16th, because it was the only Red Sox/Athletics game at Fenway in 1988 in which Jody Reed
hit first, as indicated by Ray's lineup card. The scoreboard clock says 10:32, but the actual game concluded at approximately 9:50 that night. See more
And who is this?
That's Terrence Mann.
Hi. How're you doing? I'm the Easter Bunny.
The Voice ................ Himself See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.187
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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