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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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 ... 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

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The AAGPBL uniforms were originally designed by Mrs. Wrigley, art director Otis Shepard and softball star Ann Harnet. The uniform consisted of a one-piece flared skirted tunic with silk shorts, knee-high baseball socks and a cap. The uniforms were based on figure skating, field hockey and tennis costumes of the period. The new uniform was later modeled to the new league players by Ann Harnet herself, who was signed as the first player to join the league. See more »

Goofs

After tryouts, the Rancine coach tells the girls to go look up their names in one of five lists. However, six sheets of paper appear on the bulletin board and each sheet appears to have a team name on top. When Shirley Baker was waiting confused, the Rancine coach asks her if she's in one of the four teams that he named. See more »

Quotes

Dollbody Kid: [they are sitting in the front-seat of a car at night] What's your rush, doll-body? What do you say we slip in the back-seat, and you make a man out of me?
Dottie Hinson: [sarcastically] What do you say I smack you around for a while?
Dollbody Kid: [he's game] Can't we do both?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Payback (1999) See more »

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Now and Forever
Produced by Carole King and Rudy Guess
Written and Performed by Carole King
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What a wonderful film!
16 February 2001 | by Drewboy-2See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A League of Their Own See more »

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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 | Black and White (newsreel scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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