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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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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 ... 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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There's no crying in baseball! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Only a few weeks before the movie was to begin filming in June 1990, 20th Century Fox studio chairman Joe Roth withdrew its funding. Columbia subsequently picked up the movie, and filming began in July 1991. See more »

Goofs

When Kit gets so upset with Dottie for telling Jimmy she was gassed in the last inning, Dottie rationalizes with, "It was an important game, we made the playoffs with this win." There are four teams in the league. All four would have made a playoff format, otherwise she would have said, "We're in the World Series now." See more »

Quotes

Doris Murphy: [Balancing the bottom of a baseball bat on the tip of her index finger] Hey, Mae.
Mae Mordabito: What?
Doris Murphy: Come here and look at this.
Mae Mordabito: Wait a second, Doris!
Doris Murphy: I can't wait any longer, so get up!
Mae Mordabito: [Tying her shoe, looks up] So.
Doris Murphy: Yeah, so, I ain't done yet. Watch.
[Flips bat, lands on the opposite side in the palm of her hand]
Mae Mordabito: That's it?
Doris Murphy: Yeah, you can't do it.
[...]
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It Had to Be You
Written by Isham Jones & Gus Kahn
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A fitting,funny tribute
24 March 2002 | by SmileysWorldSee all my reviews

Little did I know as a child that a professional women's baseball league even existed.That just goes to prove what little recognition these ladies have gotten over the years.This film finally pushes them over the top in terms of getting that recognition.Excellent perception and direction by Penny Marshall here in recreating this long ago time;a time of war when the nation needed the simple pleasures of life more than ever,to help them escape,at least temporarily,the horrors of the goings on overseas.With most of the male professional ball players overseas,our beloved women were called upon to fill the void,and boy did they ever fill it!It makes me wish, in some ways,that I could have been there to see it all.A fine comic performance here by Tom Hanks,as Jimmy Dugan, the somewhat reluctant and ignorant(at least,at first) manager of the Rockford Peaches. Outstanding performances as well from Madonna,Rosie O'Donnell,Geena Davis,and Lori Petty.A finer tribute could not have been made.Well done.


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