This week, in conjunction with a column I wrote celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Field of Dreams” (it can be read online at pressdemocrat.com), I wrote a series of blogs extending that celebration to fun facts about the film and concluded with a short trivia quiz. Today, the answers to that quiz.
Question: When the Moonlight Graham character, played by Burt Lancaster, fantasizes about getting a hit in the big leagues if he had gotten a chance to bat, what kind of hit does he imagine?
Answer: A triple (with a head-first slide into third).
Question: In 1988, a year before “Field of Dreams,” Joe Jackson was featured in another film. What was the film and who played Shoeless Joe?
Answer: “Eight Men Out” D.B. Sweeney played Joe Jackson.
Question: Before appearing in “Field of Dreams,” Kevin Costner appeared in another baseball film. What was the film and what was the name of his character?
Answer: “Bull Durham” Costner played Crash Davis.
Question: When the Joe Jackson character, played by Ray Liotta, brings other deceased ballplayers to join his Black Sox, who does he say that the group specifically excluded.
Answer: Ty Cobb.
Question: When the question is asked of the Costner character twice during the movie: “Is this heaven?” what is his response?
Answer: “It’s Iowa.”
Question: What college did the Costner character and his wife, played by Amy Madigan, attend?
Answer: UC Berkeley
Thanks to all who treasure “Field of Dreams” as much as I do for reading my column and blogs and participating in the trivia quiz in celebration of this beautiful film’s 20th anniversary.