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A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | | 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.

Director:

Penny Marshall

Writers:

Kim Wilson (story), Kelly Candaele (story) | 2 more credits »
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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:
Tom Hanks ... Jimmy Dugan
Geena Davis ... C Dottie Hinson
Lori Petty ... P Kit Keller
Madonna ... C F Mae Mordabito
Rosie O'Donnell ... 3B Doris Murphy
Megan Cavanagh ... 2B Marla Hooch
Tracy Reiner ... LF / P Betty Horn
Bitty Schram ... RF Evelyn Gardner
Ann Cusack ... LF Shirley Baker
Anne Ramsay ... 1B Helen Haley (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
Freddie Simpson ... SS / P Ellen Sue Gotlander
Renée Coleman ... LF / C Alice Gaspers (as Renee Coleman)
Robin Knight Robin Knight ... SS 'Beans' Babbitt
Patti Pelton Patti Pelton ... 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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To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rosie O'Donnell can actually throw two balls at the same time. See more »

Goofs

During the tryout montage scene, we see a group of elderly women complaining on a broadcast on radio station WMGM. However, that station didn't go on the air for the first time until 1948, five years after the movie was set. Furthermore, WMGM was in New York City. See more »

Quotes

Mae Mordabito: [at Tryouts] Ya know they got over a hundred girls here. So some of yous are going home.
Kit Keller: What do you mean some of us?
[Doris throws a fast ball at Kit, which Dottie catches with her bare hands]
Mae Mordabito: OK, some of them are going home.
Doris Murphy: Hey, how'd you do that?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Paramount Network broadcasts in the US speed up at the audio at only 2%. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Don't Talk to Irene (2017) 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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Pleasant Experience.
3 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

"A League of Their Own" tells a story that is rarely discussed in historical circles. The country is immersed in World War II and it is up to the women to keep professional baseball going. The film follows the sometimes rocky relationship between two sisters (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) who go from a small town in the midwest to the major leagues. Tom Hanks does outstanding work as the former player who now manages their team. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell are among the other girls on the team who keep Hanks on his toes. Penny Marshall's direction is very solid here and she tells the story with a dignified style and grace that works well on the silver screen. A very good comedy-drama from the early-1990s. 4 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,739,456, 5 July 1992

Gross USA:

$107,533,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,440,069
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Color:

Color | Black and White (newsreel scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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