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.

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Visible crew/equipment: On some shots which look back at Ray when he's driving his pickup, it can be clearly seen at the bottom of the picture that the front wheels of the pickup are sitting on a trailer, which is itself being towed by the camera vehicle.

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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.

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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.

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Trivia: Then unknown, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the thousands of extras in the Fenway Park scene.

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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).

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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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Ray Kinsella: I know more about farming then 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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The Voice: If you build it, he will come.

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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?

Chosen 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".

Question: What is the significance of the no. 1 seating number in which Terence Mann sits at Fenway?

Question: How come none of the ball players can go past the first base foul line?

Chosen answer: If they go past that line they will no longer be able to play again. The field is their only place to exist in the afterlife (their heaven if you will). That line is the end of the field and they will not be able to return if they cross it.

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