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A League of Their Own -- Tom Hanks and Geena Davis star in this big-league comedy based on the real-life exploits of the All-American Girls Baseball League.
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1 July 1992 (USA) See more »
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To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible. See more »
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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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"There's no crying in baseball!" See more (166 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Hanks ... Jimmy Dugan

Geena Davis ... Dottie Hinson

Lori Petty ... Kit Keller

Madonna ... Mae Mordabito

Rosie O'Donnell ... Doris Murphy - 3rd Base

Megan Cavanagh ... Marla Hooch - 2nd Base

Tracy Reiner ... Betty 'Betty Spaghetti' Horn - Left Field

Bitty Schram ... Evelyn Gardner - Right Field

Ann Cusack ... Shirley Baker - Left Field

Anne Ramsay ... Helen Haley - 1st Base (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
Freddie Simpson ... Ellen Sue Gotlander - Shortstop / Pitcher

Renée Coleman ... Alice Gaspers - Left Field / Center Field (as Renee Coleman)
Robin Knight ... 'Beans' Babbitt - Shortstop

Patti Pelton ... Marbleann Wilkenson - 2nd Base
Kelli Simpkins ... Beverly Dixon - Outfield
Neezer Tarleton ... Neezer Dalton - Outfield
Connie Pounds-Taylor ... Connie Calhoun - Outfield

Kathleen Marshall ... 'Mumbles' Brockman - Outfield
Sharon Szmidt ... Vivian Ernst - 2nd Base
Pauline Brailsford ... Miss Cuthbert

David Strathairn ... Ira Lowenstein

Garry Marshall ... Walter Harvey

Jon Lovitz ... Ernie Capadino

Bill Pullman ... Bob Hinson
Justin Scheller ... Stilwell Gardner

Eddie Jones ... Dave Hooch

Alan Wilder ... Nelson
Michael Haley ... Empathetic Umpire (as R.M. Haley)

Don S. Davis ... Charlie Collins, Racine Coach (as Don Davis)

Janet Jones ... Racine Pitcher
Brenda Ferrari ... Racine Catcher

Téa Leoni ... Racine 1st Base (as Tea Leoni)
Laurel Cronin ... Maida Gillespie

Robert Stanton ... Western Union Man
Wantland L. Sandel Jr. ... Doctor

Joe Krowka ... Heckler

Harry Shearer ... Newsreel Announcer

Blaire Baron ... Margaret
Ryan Howell ... Jeffrey
Brian Boru Gleeson ... Bobby
David Franks ... Vacuum Salesman
Ryan Olsen ... Dollbody Kid

Ellie Weingardt ... Charm School Instructor
Larissa Collins ... Charm School Assistant
Douglas Blakeslee ... Doris' Fan #1

Joey Slotnick ... Doris' Fan #2
Brian Flannery ... Autograph Kid #1
Stephen Feagley ... Autograph Kid #2

Rae Allen ... Ma Keller

Gregory Sporleder ... Mitch Swaley

Eddie Mekka ... Mae's Guy in Bar

Stephen Mailer ... Kit's Guy in Bar
Raymond L. Chapman ... Ticket Scalper (as Ray Chapman)
Joette Hodgen ... Opera Singer
Lynn Cartwright ... Older Dottie

Kathleen Butler ... Older Kit

Eunice Anderson ... Older Mae
Vera Johnson ... Older Doris
Patricia Wilson ... Older Marla

Mark Holton ... Older Stilwell
Barbara Erwin ... Older Shirley
Betty Miller ... Older Betty
Eugenia McLin ... Older Ellen Sue

Barbara Pilavin ... Older Helen
Marvin Einhorn ... Older Ira
Shirley Burkovich ... Older Alice
Dolores 'Pickles' Dries ... Lady in Bleachers
Shelly Adlard ... Additional Player
Vickie Buse ... Additional Player
K.C. Carr ... Additional Player
Julie Croteau ... Additional Player
Tonya Gilles Koch ... Additional Player
Kirsten Gretick ... Additional Player
Stacey Gustaferro ... Additional Player
Lisa Hand ... Additional Player
Cheryl Jones ... Additional Player
Shelly Niemeyer ... Additional Player
Sally Rutherford ... Additional Player
Lita Schmitt ... Additional Player
Amanda Walker ... Additional Player
Brenda Watson ... Additional Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clint Calvert ... Baseball fan with boy (uncredited)
Sarah Cosgrove-Gaumond ... Charm School Assistant (uncredited)
Cris Cunningham ... Soldier (uncredited)
Andrea Helene ... Model (uncredited)

Gary Houston ... Ray Foster (uncredited)
David Lally ... Connor (uncredited)

David L. Lander ... Radio Sportscaster (uncredited)
Kindra Marra ... Racine Pitcher (uncredited)
Ed Quinn ... Mr. Murphy (uncredited)
Keith Schrader ... Umpire (uncredited)

Ray Toler ... Loudmouth from Lukash (uncredited)

Directed by
Penny Marshall 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kim Wilson (story) &
Kelly Candaele (story)

Lowell Ganz (screenplay) &
Babaloo Mandel (screenplay)

Produced by
Elliot Abbott .... producer
Ronnie D. Clemmer .... co-producer (as Ronnie Clemmer)
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Joseph Hartwick .... co-producer
Amy Lemisch .... associate producer
Penny Marshall .... executive producer
Bill Pace .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslav Ondrícek (director of photography) (as Miroslav Ondricek)
 
Film Editing by
Adam Bernardi 
George Bowers 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Amanda Mackey 
 
Production Design by
Bill Groom 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Galvin 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Flynt 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Boykin-Williams .... third makeup artist (as Linda B. Neuffer)
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist (as Joseph Campayno)
Anthony Cortino .... hair stylist
Paul Gebbia .... makeup artist
Bernadette Mazur .... key makeup artist
Francesca Paris .... key hair stylist
Linda Rizzuto .... hair stylist (as Linda R. Rizzuto)
Christopher Shihar .... hair stylist (as Kristofer C. Shihar)
Lun Yé Hodges .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
John Quaglia .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Timothy M. Bourne .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Greenhut .... second assistant director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Sam Hoffman .... additional second assistant director
Robert Huberman .... second assistant director
Gaetano Lisi .... first assistant director: second unit
John Rusk .... second assistant director
Rebecca Saionz .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... assistant property master
Tommy Allen .... property master
Shannon Rayle Bourne .... art department coordinator (as Shannon Rayle)
Jane Clark .... storyboard artist
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator (as Harold F. Collins Jr.)
D. Kelly Cummins .... property master: Chicago
Ted Haigh .... graphic designer
Kim S. Hobbs .... assistant set decorator
Christopher Scheetz .... construction foreman
Fredda Slavin .... assistant art director
Rusty Smith .... assistant art director
Robert Topol .... chargeman scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta .... master scenic artist (as Tony Trotta)
John Wolanczyk .... stand-by scenic artist
Peter Damien .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Gerald DeTitta .... lead man (uncredited)
Laura Iler .... prop department production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joseph Perugini .... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
David Russell .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Pamela Bentkowski .... foley editor (as Pamela Bentowski)
Beth Bergeron .... supervising adr editor
C. Douglas Cameron .... cableman
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... adr assistant (as Carmen Flores)
Dennis Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
Sukey Fontelieu .... foley editor
Wayne Griffin .... sound editor
Kimberly Harris .... adr editor
Robert Heffernan .... adr editor
Adam Jenkins .... re-recording by
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording by
Les Lazarowitz .... production mixer
Scott Millan .... re-recording by
Karen Minahan .... assistant sound editor
David Obermeyer .... mixer: second unit
Andrew Patterson .... dialogue editor
Michele Perrone .... adr editor
Nico Salvato .... assistant sound editor (as Monique Salvato)
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
Tony Currie .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Duddy .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Al Cerullo .... stunts (uncredited)
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Connors .... assistant chief lighting technician
Robert Connors .... chief lighting technician (as Bobby Conners)
Craig DiBona .... camera operator
Edwin Effrein .... second assistant camera
Kenneth Fundus .... dolly grip (as Kenny Fundus)
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
Billy Kerwick .... best boy grip
George Kohut .... camera operator: second unit
George Loomis .... camera operator: second unit
Mollie S. Mallinger .... second assistant camera
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator: second unit
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera
Douglas Pellegrino .... first assistant camera (as Doug Pellegrino)
Tom Priestley Jr. .... additional photographer (as Thomas Priestley)
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator (as Thomas Priestley)
Andrew Priestley .... second assistant camera
Ed Quinn .... key grip (as Eddie Quinn Sr.)
William Allen Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Dennis De La Mata .... key grip (uncredited)
Petr Hlinomaz .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Ondrej Kubicek .... camera intern (uncredited)
Thomas Landi .... electrician (uncredited)
Gerard Sava .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting
Jane Brody .... location casting: Chicago
Amanda A. Jobe .... extras casting assistant
Erica Arvold .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe: men
Kim Marie Druce .... assistant costume designer (as Kim Druce)
David Dumais .... wardrobe: men
Irene Ferrari .... wardrobe: women
Suzanne McCabe .... assistant costume designer
Marsha Bozeman .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Patrick Chevillot .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Margaret Shan Jensen .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alan Balsam .... additional film editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Laura Behary .... assistant film editor
Penny Lee Hallin .... apprentice film editor
Uri Katoni .... assistant film editor
Doron Shauly .... first assistant film editor
Christopher S. Capp .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
Maria Lee Silver .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Richard Marks .... editorial consultant (uncredited)
Joe Shugart .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Dennis T. Benatar .... location manager
Mark Mamalakis .... assistant location manager: Chicago
Matthew Salvato .... assistant location manager
Rosa Yang Kato .... location assistant (uncredited)
Douglas Tirola .... location manager: New York (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator
Laura Perlman .... music editor
Jay Rifkin .... music mixer
Andrew Silver .... preview music editor
Armin Steiner .... orchestral engineer
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Philip Ayling .... musician: cor anglais (uncredited)
Rick Baptist .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Dennis Dreith .... conductor: production numbers (uncredited)
Dennis Dreith .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nico Golfar .... score wrangler (uncredited)
Tony Kadell .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Jim Kanter .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Michael Lang .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Kurt McGettrick .... musician: baritone sax (uncredited)
Christopher Ward .... assistant composer (uncredited)
Alex Wurman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dan Anglin .... transportation captain (as Danny Anglin)
Thaddeus E. Larkowski .... transportation co-captain: Chicago
Richard Padgett .... transportation co-captain (as Richard Lee Padgett)
Mitch Ptaszek .... transportation co-captain: Chicago
Ron Bledsoe .... transportation (uncredited)
Bart Heimburger .... picture vehicle coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alexis Alexanian .... production coordinator
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Jamie D. Boscardin .... production secretary (as Jamie Boscardin)
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service
Lou Conte .... choreographer
Melissa Crowe .... assistant: Madonna
'Pepper' Paire Davis .... technical advisor
Rod Dedeaux .... baseball advisor
Stuart Fink .... publicist
Jennifer Greenhut .... production assistant
Wendy S. Hallin .... production assistant
Bonnie Hlinomaz .... assistant: Ms. Marshall
William E. Hughes .... baseball coach
Ingrid Johanson .... production coordinator
Jim Klever-Weis .... production assistant (as Jim Weis)
Karen S. Kunkel .... technical advisor
Clare Leavenworth .... assistant: Ms. Davis
Gloria Mallah .... production assistant
Terry Odem .... assistant: Mr. Hanks
Cleve Reinhard .... production accountant
Ilyse A. Reutlinger .... assistant: Mr. Greenhut and Mr. Abbott (as Ilyse Reutlinger)
Douglas Tirola .... production secretary (as Doug Tirola)
Kimberly Whitehead .... production assistant
Patty Willett .... production assistant (as Patty A. Willett)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Lew Baldwin .... production assistant (uncredited)
William Danaher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anitra Larae Donahue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Basia Emano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Flip Filippelli .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projectionist: Illinois (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lissa Ausgust .... thanks
Ted Bessell .... thanks
Bill Brooks .... thanks
Paula Herold .... thanks
Richard Marks .... thanks
Ted Nathanson .... thanks
Jon-Michael Smith .... thanks
Charles B. Wessler .... thanks (as Charles Wessler)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Rated PG for language
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128 min
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Trivia:
For the famous split catch, Geena Davis had to have a stunt double slide into the split. Although Davis could do the splits, as shown, she couldn't slide into it.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the film's theatrical poster, the team is gathered on the field and you see 3 baseball caps thrown into the air, but everyone pictured is wearing their cap.See more »
Quotes:
Walter Harvey:You go out, wave your cap, give the people a thrill.
Jimmy Dugan:Why don't you get an organ grinder, I could do a little dance.
Walter Harvey:If your knees are up for it, go ahead.
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FAQ

If there are only four teams in the league, how do the Peaches "make the playoffs" before the World Series? Would a pre-Series playoff series imply each team made the playoffs?
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51 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
"There's no crying in baseball!", 23 November 2003
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

A League of their Own, another classic movie that I grew up with. I have to admit it, I'm a girl, I totally fell in love with this movie. But I'm one of the rare girls that loves baseball with a passion, I was raised in a very baseball oriented family, we live in Chicago, we kinda have to enjoy sports, lol. But growing up you wonder why baseball, football, basketball are more for the boys vs. the girls, girls can play but are not famous for it and if they are an athlete are accused of being manly. It's a tough world, but when I was 7 years old A League of their Own was released in theaters, my family saw this movie together and my life changed. Sounds silly, but this was the movie that reminded me to stay strong, at the time when women were expected to stay in the kitchen, as hard as they had to work for it, there was a women's baseball league during WWII. A League of their Own explores this hard but extremely fun time for the girls of the All American Baseball League.

When World War II threatens to shut down Major League Baseball, candy manufacturing magnate Walter Harvey decides to create a women's league to make money. Ira Lowenstein is put in charge of public relations and scout Ernie Capadino is sent out to recruit players. Capadino likes what he sees in catcher Dottie Hinson. She's a terrific hitter and he offers her a tryout, but the married woman is content where she is, working in a dairy and on the family farm in Oregon while her husband is away at war. He's less impressed with her younger sister, pitcher Kit Keller, who loves the game passionately but appears to be less talented. He finally lets her come along when she persuades Dottie to give it a try for her sake. When the trio arrive at the tryouts in Chicago, they meet Doris and Mae. They make it onto the team, The Peaches who are managed by drunkard former baseball great Jimmy Dugan. Jimmy initially treats the whole thing as a joke, leaving the managerial duties to Dottie. However, he takes over when he sees how hard and well his team plays. The league attracts little interest at first. With a Life magazine photographer in attendance, he asks them to do something spectacular. When a ball is popped up behind home plate, she catches it while doing splits; the resulting photograph makes the cover of the magazine. More and more people show up and the league becomes a huge success.

The acting is absolutely superb, we have actors on top of their game, Tom Hanks who delivers the memorable "There's no crying in baseball!" speech. Geena Davis who was a great heroine as the star of the league who just wants her husband home from the war but is hanging onto the league for her little sister's sake. Even Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell are great together and have awesome chemistry as best friends Mae and Doris. This is one of those chick flicks that everyone has to see because it worked on every level. Penny Marshall truly brought out the pain these girls had to go through to be taken seriously. The ending always gets me in tears I have to admit, just knowing that these girls hung in there and stayed strong when everyone told them that girls couldn't play ball, let's hope that one day they'll have the opportunity again.

10/10

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