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A League of Their Own [1992 film] by Penny…

A League of Their Own [1992 film] (1992)

by Penny Marshall (Director), Lowell Ganz (Screenwriter), Babaloo Mandel (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Kelly Candaele (Original story), Megan Cavanagh (Actor), Ann Cusack (Actor), Geena Davis (Actor), Tom Hanks (Actor)9 more, Jon Lovitz (Actor), Madonna (Actor), Rosie O'Donnell (Actor), Lori Petty (Actor), Bill Pullman (Actor), Tracy Reiner (Actor), Bitty Schram (Actor), David Strathairn (Actor), Kim Wilson (Original story)

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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Penny Marshall
Kim Wilson (story), Kelly Candaele (story), and 2 more
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Lori Petty
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Marshall, PennyDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ganz, LowellScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Mandel, BabalooScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Candaele, KellyOriginal storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cavanagh, MeganActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cusack, AnnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, GeenaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanks, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovitz, JonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MadonnaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Donnell, RosieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Petty, LoriActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pullman, BillActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reiner, TracyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schram, BittyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strathairn, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, KimOriginal storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Penny Marshall's popular 1992 comedy sheds light on a little-known chapter of American sports history with its story of a struggling team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The league was formed when the recruiting of soldiers during World War II resulted in a shortage of men's baseball teams. The AAGPBL continued after the war (until 1954), and Marshall's movie depicts the league in full swing, beginning when a savvy baseball scout (Jon Lovitz) finds a pair of promising new players in small-town Oregonian sisters (Geena Davis, Lori Petty). The sisters are signed to play for the Rockford Peaches near Chicago, whose new manager (Tom Hanks) is a former home-run king who wrecked his career with alcoholism. They're all a bunch of underdogs, and Marshall (with a witty script by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) does a fine job of establishing a colorful team of supporting players including Madonna and (in her movie debut) Rosie O'Donnell. It's a conventional Hollywood sports story (Marshall's never been one to take dramatic risks), but the stellar cast is delightful, and the movie's filled with memorable moments, witty dialogue, and agreeable sentiment. And just remember: there's no crying in baseball! --Jeff Shannon

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In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team. Based on a true story.… (more)

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