After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes ... See full summary »
During World War II when all the men are fighting the war, most of the jobs that were left vacant because of their absence were filled in by women. The owners of the baseball teams, not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. One of the scouts, passes through Oregon and finds a woman named Dottie Hinson, who is incredible. He approaches her and asks her to try out but she's not interested. However, her sister, Kit who wants to get out of Oregon, offers to go. But he agrees only if she can get her sister to go. When they try out, they're chosen and are on the same team. Jimmy Dugan, a former player, who's now a drunk, is the team manager. But he doesn't feel as if it's a real job so he drinks and is not exactly doing his job. So Dottie steps up. After a few months when it appears the girls are not garnering any attention, the league is facing closure till Dottie does something that ... Written by
Harvey's house in Illinois is an actual house that was originally owned by Robert R. McCormick, a colonel in the Big Red One, the first Infantry, in WWII. He was also the owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune for decades. His home is now a museum along with a museum dedicated to the Big Red One. See more »
In the beginning of the film Dottie's daughter says that she will miss her flight. However, Dottie took a bus to Cooperstown and no plane is ever shown. However, Dottie is coming from cross-country, and there isn't a major airport at Cooperstown. It is entirely feasible that Dottie flew to a nearby airport (Buffalo, Albany, or even NYC) and then bussed from there. Dottie can also be clearly heard saying "a plane, train, and then bus? I'm tired already". See more »
Until you did that, I couldn't tell if you were... drunk or dead.
It was made very clear to me what I'm supposed to do here. I smile, wave my little hat... I did that, so when do I get paid?
Now, Jimmy, you have some pretty good ballplayers here. You ought to give them a little bit of your...
Ballplayers. I don't have ballplayers, I've got girls. Girls are what you sleep with after the game, not, not what you coach during the game.
If we paid you a little bit more, Jimmy, ...
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This film is dedicated to the members of the A.A.G.P.B.L. See more »
I am not a movie-goer. I watch everything on video or cable. I have seen League of Their Own no less than 50 times, and each time, I'm delighted and amazed at the comedic thought and timing that Penny Marshall put into this movie. This is the only movie that I can quote verbatim during the dialogue. Such gems as when Jimmy Dugan asks why the bus stopped, then "Betty Spaghetti" informs him that "Lou quit." Dugan screams, "Who's Lou?!" And on another Dugan rant, when Rosie O'Donnell's character mumbles, "Is that English?" The expression on the scout's face when he sees how, er, plain-looking Marla looks. His explanation that he has to go home after dropping his recruits off for tryouts, because he needs to shower, shave, and "give the wife some pickle tickle." Beyond the funny, fine performances, though, this film has a sweet sadness that makes it real. In the end, these former professional athletes who made it to their golden years come back to be honored in the Baseball Hall of Fame and play in a virtual homecoming game. They all look pretty much like the grandma who you love or who lives down the street from you, but you know that they're women who were brought together because they all had the guts, determination and talent to change the face of American sports.
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