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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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This summer, Tom Hanks and the Rockford Peaches prove that a woman's place is at home...first, second & 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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Madonna co-wrote the theme song for the film "This Used To Be My Playground" for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Marla is trying out in the gym and she hits the ball though the window you can tell that the ball is going though two different windows. The first shot is from inside the gym and the ball breaks through the window at the corner of the building in a direction towards the corner of the building. The next shot is from outside the building and the ball is not coming out of the corner window, but the window next to it, and not in the same direction as the ball was hit from inside the building. The angle at which the ball came out of the building would never be possible from where Marla was hitting the ball. See more »

Quotes

Ira Lowenstein: This is what it's going to be like in the factories, too, I suppose, isn't it? "The men are back, Rosie, turn in your rivets." We told them it was their patriotic duty to get out of the kitchen and go to work; and now, when the men come back, we'll send them back to the kitchen.
Walter Harvey: What should we do - send the boys returning from WAR back to the kitchen?
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Crazy Credits

Shots of the real AAGPBL old-timers playing baseball. See more »

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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) See more »

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Minuet - String Quintet
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Written by Luigi Boccherini
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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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