FIELD OF DREAMS ~ PEOPLE WILL COME
the film: Field of Dreams
You're interrupting the game, Mark.
Mark: It's time to put away your little
fantasies and come down to Earth.
Ray: It's not a fantasy. They're real.
Mark: Who is real?
Ray: Shoeless Joe Jackson, the White Sox, all of them.
Terence: You mean?
Ray: No. He can't see any of them.
Mark: Who is this, Elvis?
Ray: As a matter of fact, it's Terence Mann.
Mark: How do you do? I'm the Easter Bunny.
Let's settle this thing now.
Ray: Look. I'm not selling.
Mark: You have no money. You have a stack of bills!
Come fall, you got no crop to sell.
But, I have a deal that allows you to stay on the land.
Karin: Daddy? We don't have to sell the farm.
Mark: You'll live in the house rent-free.
Ray: What about the team ....
Mark: Do you realize how much this land is worth?
Ray: Yeah. Yeah. $..... an acre.
Mark: We can't keep a useless
baseball diamond in rich farmland.
Ray: Read my lips. We're staying, all right?
Mark: Ray, you're bankrupt! I'm offering you a way to
your home because I love my sister. My partners
care and are ready to foreclose right now.
Karin: Daddy, we don't have to sell the farm.
Ray: Karin, please! Just wait! Wait!
People will come.
Ray: What people, sweetheart?
Karin: From all over.
They'll just decide to take a vacation, see? And they'll
to Iowa City. They'll think it's really boring.
So they'll want to pay us. Like buying a ticket.
Mark: You're not seriously listening to this, are you?
Ray: Yes. Wait a minute.
Why would anybody pay money to come here?
Karin: To watch the games.
It will be just like when they were kids, a long time ago.
They'll watch the game and remember what it was like.
Mark: What the hell is she talking about?
People will come.
Mark: All right. This is fascinating ... but you don't
the money to bring the mortgage up to date.
So, you're still going to have to sell.
sorry, Ray. We got no choice.
Terence: People will come, Ray.
They'll come to Iowa for reasons
can't even fathom.
They'll turn up your driveway, not
knowing for sure why they're doing it.
They'll arrive at your door as innocent
children ... longing for the past.
"Of course, we won't mind if you look around",
say. "It's only $.... per person."
They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it.
For it is money they have and peace they like.
Mark: Ray! Just sign the papers.
Terence: Then they'll walk off to the bleachers ...
and sit in their shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon.
They'll find they have reserved seats
somewhere along one of the baselines ...
where they sat when they were children
and cheered their heroes ...
... and they'll watch the game ... and it will be
they dipped themselves in magic waters.
The memories will be so thick ... they'll
to brush them away from their faces.
Mark: When the bank opens in
morning, they'll foreclose.
People will come, Ray.
Mark: You're broke, Ray.
You sell now, or you lose everything.
Terence: The one constant through all
years, Ray, has been baseball.
America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers.
It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt,
But baseball has marked the time.
This field, this game. It's a part of our past, Ray.
It reminds us of all that once
good ... and it could be again.
Oh... People will come, Ray.
People will most definitely come.
Mark: Ray, you will lose everything.
You will be evicted.
Shoeless Joe (quietly):
Come on, Ray.
I'm not signing.
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People will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.
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