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A League of Their Own (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  1 July 1992 (USA)
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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

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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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Marbleann Wilkenson - 2nd Base
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Beverly Dixon - Outfield
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Storyline

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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baseball | oregon | softball | rivalry | friend | See more »

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A woman's place is on home, first, second, and third. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$107,458,785 (USA)
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Trivia

Geena Davis joined the production as a late replacement for Debra Winger, days before filming was due to start. Davis's character was supposed to be one of the greatest female baseball players in America, and the cast had been doing baseball training for months. Within weeks, Davis had mastered the game, and was regularly beating all her co-stars. See more »

Goofs

After the final game of the championship series, Jimmy Dugan tells Dottie Hinson he has an offer to manage the next season in Wichita, to which she replies, "Triple A." The AAA designation did not exist until 1946; before then, the top minor leagues had a AA designation. See more »

Quotes

Umpire: Perhaps you chastised her too vehemently. Good rule of thumb: treat each of these girls as you would treat your mother.
Jimmy Dugan: Did anyone ever tell you, you look like a penis with that little hat on?
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Crazy Credits

The cast is listed as a "Roster" with the Rockford Peaches listed by their positions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011) 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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What a wonderful film!
16 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I love this film! Seeing Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna in one film is fantastic. Having it directed by Penny Marshall makes it all the better. After I watched it, for some strange reason I felt I'd watched an extended episode of "Laverne & Shirley" but this is great for the comedy!

Tom Hanks was magnificent with all the comic touches that endear him to so many of us.

The older version of Dottie at the beginning and ending of the story is NOT Geena Davis made up to look older - neither are any of the other ladies! An excellent casting decision was made to have older actresses play these parts

  • Lynn Cartright was chosen to play Dottie (Geena Davis) in her late 60's


and she was a dead-ringer for Geena!

Watch for Tea Leoni (as Racine Belles 1st-base player), Eddie Mekka (Carmine on "Laverne & Shirley" - he dances with Madonna!) and David L. Lander (Squiggy from "L & S" - radio announcer.)

Brings a tear to my eye no matter how many times I watch it - right up there with FIELD OF DREAMS!


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