It may not seem like it to those of us who saw it in the theaters and have made a pilgrimage to the Iowa farm where it was filmed, but it’s been 25 years since the movie Field of Dreams was released. One of the best movies ever made about America’s pastime, the film starred Kevin Costner as farmer Ray Kinsella, who responds to a voice telling him to plow under his corn and put in a ballfield, which the ghosts of ball players arriving through the corn end up playing on.
What you may not realize about the film, based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, was that Tom Hanks was the original choice to star or that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were extras in the movie for the Fenway Park scene.
FilmDrunk has these and 10 other interesting tidbits about the film that you may not have already know.