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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According to an AFI top 100 quotes list, 'The Voice' is that of Ray Liotta
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Ray has a vision of the baseball field while standing in the corn looking back at the house. In the vision, the backstop and home plate area is out in the corn, with the outfield stretching out to near the house. When he builds the field, he builds it the other way around 0 home plate and the first base line are by the house, and the outfield is in the corn. Why did the filmmakers not have the effect of the vision match the reality Ray built? See more
Daddy, there is a man on your lawn.
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Referenced in The Cable Guy
Written by Billy Strayhorn
Performed by Duke Ellington
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