Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
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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The studio built the baseball diamond on an actual farm in Dyersville, Iowa. After the filming was completed, the family that owned the farm kept the field and added a small hut with inexpensive souvenirs for sale. As of 2018, visitors were free to come to the field and play baseball as they please between April and November. See more »
At Fenway Park, Ray sees the text involving Moonlight Graham superimposed over the existing game information text on the stadium scoreboard. After he asks Mann if he saw it, the camera returns to the scoreboard that is now completely blank. The stadium scoreboard would never be completely blank. 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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This is the man's answer to Terms of Endearment, especially for those of us who are older and have lost our fathers and remember baseball together. Ladies, turn away as your guy wipes his eyes a few times. Pretend it must be seasonal allergies.
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