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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.

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

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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Taglines:

To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un equipo muy especial See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$107,533,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,440,069
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "strawberry" bruise Renée Coleman received on her thigh while sliding into a base remained for over a year. See more »

Goofs

When Dottie and Kit first meet Mae and Dorris at try outs, Kit looks around and comments, "Are all these girls going to be in the league?" It is then revealed that out of the 100 girls that were at try outs, only 64 girls would be select to make up four teams of 16 girls. 32 girls received train tickets home. During the actual 1944 AAGBL tryouts in Chicago, scouts sent 280 girls to the try outs, but only 60 girls were selected to form four team of 15. 220 girls were given train tickets home. See more »

Quotes

Lady on Train: Sir your knee?
Ernie Capadino: Like It?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Real O'Neals: The Real Book Club (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Sleepy People
Written by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael
Produced by Jay Landers
Performed by Art Garfunkel
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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a good film for a wide audience
25 February 2006 | by rebeljennSee all my reviews

'A League of Their Own' is a film about an all-female baseball team during the second World War. This film follows the stories about the team of females and their perspective on life and society (as women) during this time in history. I am not a fan of sports or sport-related films, but I did enjoy this one. I think that this film had enough elements for a wider audience to enjoy it. It also is able to combine comedy with drama and history, and it makes an exciting and engaging film with characters that are three-dimension and easy to care about. I think that this is an exciting film, and even if you dislike sports, the film has plenty more to offer for any viewer.


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