A League of Their Own

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Columbia Pictures Corporation / Parkway Productions Released 1992

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Director:
Penny Marshall
Released:
1992
Rating:
PG

A League of Their Own is the sincere and funny chronicle of the All American Girls Baseball League, who played an important role in giving women aspirations outside of the kitchen, directed by Penny Marshall. While the boys go off and fight World War II, the question comes up who will take over the All American pastime in their place? The answer: the wives. The film centers around Dottie who's got a monster of a pitching arm, much to the chagrin of her less favorite sister Kit. When a recruiter comes calling on their lowly dairy farm to recruit for the newly formed woman's league run by renowned candy maker Walter Harvey, Dottie bargains to have her sister join as well if they want here. From there, an all star cast is assembled featuring Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell as respective players. Struggling to send the team in to the stratosphere is hapless reprobate coach Jimmy Dugan.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Empire Angie Errigo

    It's a mostly winning combination of sassy humour and sentiment, enlivened by some fun "newsreel" recreations that catch the period flavour of a sport adopting showbiz tactics - fl...

  • 78

    Austin Chronicle

    The story of the short-lived women's baseball league gives Marshall the opportunity to examine the roots of modern feminism and have a darn fine time doing it.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie has a real bittersweet charm. The baseball sequences, we've seen before. What's fresh are the personalities of the players, the gradual unfolding of their coach and the w...

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    Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks

    Jimmy Dugan

    Geena Davis

    Geena Davis

    Dottie Hinson

    David Strathairn

    David Strathairn

    Ira Lowenstein

    Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman

    Bob Hinson

    Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O'Donnell

    Doris Murphy - 3rd Base

    Madonna

    Madonna

    Mae Mordabito

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      • Production budget - $40,000,000
        Domestic gross - $107,533,928 (10th)
        Worldwide gross - $132,440,069 (19th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $211,440,205
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $260,412,280

      • Taglines:
        1. There's no crying in baseball!
        2. A woman's place is on home, first, second, and third.
        3. To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible.
        4. Once in a lifetime you get a chance to do something different.
        5. This summer, Tom Hanks and the Rockford Peaches prove that a woman's place is at home...first, second & third.

      • Filming locations:
        Bosse Field, Evansville, Indiana
        Cooperstown, New York
        Dedeaux Field, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
        Evansville, Indiana
        Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, Illinois
        Henderson, Kentucky
        Hornville Tavern, Evansville, Indiana
        Huntingburg, Indiana
        Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois
        Jay Littleton Ball Park, Ontario, California
        League Stadium, Huntingburg, Indiana
        Los Angeles, California
        New Harmony, Indiana
        Union, Illinois
        Wheaton, Illinois
        Wrigley Field, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois

      • ASCAP Award Nominations:
        1. Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures - Madonna

        Golden Globes Nominations:
        1. Best Original Song - "This Used To Be My Playground"
        2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical -  Geena Davis (won by Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April)

        Grammy Awards Nominations:
        1. Best on screen song - "Now and Forever"  (Carole King)

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    Comedy, Drama, Sports

    Themes

    Baseball