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A League of Their Own (1992)

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Helen Haley - 1st Base (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
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Alice Gaspers - Left Field / Center Field (as Renee Coleman)
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'Beans' Babbitt - Shortstop
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Marbleann Wilkenson - 2nd Base
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Beverly Dixon - Outfield
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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Once in a lifetime you get a chance to do something different. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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1 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un equipo muy especial  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$107,458,785 (USA)
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Trivia

As the Peaches leave the locker room for the final game of the World Series, Jimmy says to the replacement catcher, "You're killing me, Alice, you're killing me." Tom Hanks is paraphrasing one of the most famous sports quotes, "They're killing me, Whitey, they're killing me," said by Denver Broncos coach Lou Saban to an assistant. (Saban actually said, "They're killing me out there, Whitey," but the quote is frequently repeated with "out there" omitted.) See more »

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When Dottie and Kit first meet Mae and Dorris at try outs, Kit looks around and comments, "Are all these girls going to be in the league?" It is then revealed that out of the 100 girls that were at try outs, only 64 girls would be select to make up four teams of 16 girls. 32 girls received train tickets home. During the actual 1944 AAGBL tryouts in Chicago, scouts sent 280 girls to the try outs, but only 60 girls were selected to form four team of 15. 220 girls were given train tickets home. See more »

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Kit Keller: [while the team is stranded out on the road] Dottie, you going to come with us?
Dottie Hinson: Where are you going?
Mae Mordabito: A road house called the Sud's Bucket.
Dottie Hinson: Ah, no. You know, I'm married...
Doris Murphy: C'mon Dottie, you ain't on the farm any more, live a little bit!
Miss Cuthbert: Girls, girls, please! Mr. Goosatelli shan't be returning.
[Goes back on the bus]
Dottie Hinson: Hey, what are you going to do about Ms. Cuthbert? How are you going to get past her?
Kit Keller: Mae's going to poison her dinner.
Dottie Hinson: WHAT?
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the members of the A.A.G.P.B.L. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.199 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Sentimental Mood
Written by Duke Ellington, Mann Curtis (as Emanuel Kurtz), and Irving Mills
Produced and Performed by Billy Joel
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A Simple but effective Movie
23 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Set at the start of World War 2, Geena Davis and Lori Petty are recruited to the first professional baseball league for women. The sisters struggle to keep the league going against the odds, while their own personal rivalry begins to escalate.

I don't pretend to know much about baseball, so if this element is poor i wouldn't really notice, but i did feel that it was a good setting for the story.

Quite touching and well directed, i was surprised how compelling this movie was. All in all the strong cast and pleasant script makes this a good movie, with a little for everyone.

8/10


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