Field of Dreams

Trivia: The town in Iowa that the movie was filmed in was Dyersville. The actual house and farm used in the movie are about 2 miles outside of town and are open to the public.

Trivia: During the filming of the cornfield scenes where Ray first hears the voice, the filmmakers had problems with the corn growing. When they initially wanted to film the scenes the corn was too short, so they waited a couple of weeks. When they were ready to shoot, the corn was too tall. Kevin Costner had to walk on wooden planks, so he could be seen in the cornfield (Director Phil Alden Robinson discussed this in the 10th anniversary edition of the film).

Trivia: At the end of the movie, where you see the cars driving to the Kinsella's house to see the ballfield, it's actually a bunch of cars lined up for miles and to give the illusion the cars are moving, the car owners are flashing their headlights.

Trivia: When asked why he installed lights around the baseball field, Ray replies that all the ballparks have them, "even Wrigley Field". Wrigley was actually the last stadium to have lights installed.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: The film uses Galena, Illinois as a stand in for Chisholm, Minnesota. Galena is just about 45 miles from the main house and field in Iowa.

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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)

OneHappyHusky

More mistakes in Field of Dreams

Ray Kinsella: I know more about farming than you think I do.
Mark: Well then how could you plow under a major crop?
Ray Kinsella: What's a crop?

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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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