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
In one scene, Annie calls out to her husband and daughter "Dinner!" but when he comes into the kitchen, while they're talking, she's laying out frozen french fries onto a baking dish, suggesting that she hasn't started to cook them yet. Why would she call for them to come in for dinner if it hasn't been prepared yet? See more
Shoeless Joe Jackson
[as "Moonlight" Graham walks off the field for the last time
Hey, rookie! You were good.
The Voice ................ Himself See more
Referenced in Good Eats: Field of Greens
Written by Dickey Betts
(as Dickie Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc. See more