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A League of Their Own (1992)

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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Dugan
... C Dottie Hinson
... P Kit Keller
... C F Mae Mordabito
... 3B Doris Murphy
... 2B Marla Hooch
... LF / P Betty Horn
... RF Evelyn Gardner
... LF Shirley Baker
... 1B Helen Haley (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
... SS / P Ellen Sue Gotlander
... LF / C Alice Gaspers (as Renee Coleman)
Robin Knight ... SS 'Beans' Babbitt
... 2B Marbleann Wilkenson
Kelli Simpkins ... OF Beverly Dixon
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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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A woman's place is on home, first, second, and third. 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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$107,533,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,440,069
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

All scenes on the train and at the railroad depot were filmed at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. The passenger train in the film is part of the its collection. See more »

Goofs

When Kit becomes unduly upset after the last game of the World Series, she is shown hunched over, weeping, and holding her mitt over her head, wearing her jacket over half her upper body; the camera cuts to Dottie watching her, Kit is shown again in a long shot, same posture, but the jacket is gone. See more »

Quotes

Dottie Hinson: [Dottie has returned for the World Series] Hey, Jimmy, you look like shit. Don't you ever shave?
Jimmy Dugan: [grinning] We're gonna win... We're gonna *win!*
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Crazy Credits

As the real-life players' scenes play out, the final lines are given to an umpire whose call of "strike" is questioned. He retorts, "This is *my* opinion! Yesterday that might have been a ball, tomorrow that might be a ball, but today it's a strike." See more »

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Referenced in Men of a Certain Age: A League of Their Owen (2011) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
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A Simple but effective Movie
23 January 2005 | by 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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