Field of Dreams

Factual error: Joe Jackson batted left-handed in real life, not right-handed as Ray Liotta portrayed. He also threw right-handed and not left-handed like it shows when Kevin Costner is hitting him fly balls to left field.

Factual error: When Ray is walking around the Chisholm Minn, he wipes the dirt off a license plate to reveal a sticker showing the year '72. While Minnesota began using stickers in 1972, they only started putting them in the lower right starting in 1975, with all plates before 1975 containing an embossed year in the lower right.

Factual error: When Ray is in the feed store, he picks up a bag of seeds from the counter and casually walks out. These bags of seeds weigh 50 pounds, so to lift it in the manner he did would require a great deal of strength.

Factual error: The catcher appears with the other players when they come out of the corn. The catcher was never included in the scandal, nor was a catcher banned.

Continuity mistake: When Annie and Ray are laying in the newly completed ball field, and Annie is drinking a glass of wine, it is sunset. The sun has gone down and the sky is just the faintest of pink on the horizon, the rest of the sky is a strong blue tone. Yet, when the camera cuts to a long shot, same angle of Ray and Annie, the horizon is now a brilliant red-orange taking up nearly a third of the sky. (00:16:20)

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Shoeless Joe Jackson: Ty Cobb wanted to play, but none of us could stand the son of a bitch when we were alive, so we told him to stick it.

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Question: At the end of the movie, the Voice is credited as Himself. Who was really responsible for doing the voice that sent Ray on his journey?

Answer: It was actually his own voice (Kevin Costner) that sent him on the journey. At the end of the movie there's even the part where Ray is recalling the voices he heard and turned to Shoeless Joe Jackson and says, "It was you". At which point Joe Jackson turns around and says, "No Ray. It was you".

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