Field of Dreams

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director(s): Phil Alden Robinson
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Noises. That darned tractor. . .

l'm just going to get

some 3-in-1 oil .

That ought to do it.

lt was nice. . .

N ice talking to you .

lf you build it,

he will come .

All right, that's it!

H uh? Who the. . .

Who are you , huh?

What do you want from me?

Son of a. . .

lf you build it,

he will come .

lf you build it. . .

lf you build it,

he will come.

AN N l E:
You don't suppose

this is like

an acid flashback, do you?

l never took acid .

Maybe you will someday.

lt's like a flash-forward .

Annie, there's more.

Honey, why don't you eat

a little bit?

l . . . l think l know what

"lf you build it,

he will come" means.

Why do l not think

this is so good?

l think it means

that if l build

a baseball field out there,

Shoeless Joe Jackson

will get to come back

and play ball again .

You're kidding?

U h-uh .

AN N l E:

Yeah .

You're kidding .

Boy, l thought my family

was crazy, but this is

the craziest thing ever.

l know. lt's totally nuts.

l mean , Shoeless Joe !

He's dead . Died in ' 5 1 .

He's dead .

They suspended him , right?


He's still dead?

As far as l know.

Did you know

Babe Ruth copied his swing?

lf l did , l've forgotten it.

He was supposed to be

so graceful and agile.

l'd actually like

to see him play again ,

to let him play,

to right an old wrong .

Wait. Wait a minute, Bosco.

Are you actually thinking

of doing this?


l mean , l can't think of

one good reason

why l should , but. . .

l'm 36 . l have a wife,

a child , and a mortgage,

and l'm scared to death

l'm turning into my father.

What's your father got

to do with all of this?

l never forgave him

for getting old .

By the time he was as old

as l am now, he was ancient.

l mean , he must have

had dreams, but he never did

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Phil Alden Robinson

Phil Alden Robinson (born March 1, 1950) is an American film director and screenwriter whose films include Field of Dreams, Sneakers, and The Sum of All Fears. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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