A League of Their Own

1992

Action / Comedy / Drama / Family / Sport

78
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81% · 80 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.3/10 10 121353 121.4K

Director

Top cast

Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan
Geena Davis as Dottie Hinson
Bill Pullman as Bob Hinson
Téa Leoni as Racine 1st Base
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877.13 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
2 hr 8 min
Seeds 44
2.36 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
PG
23.976 fps
2 hr 8 min
Seeds 63
5.86 GB
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English 5.1
PG
23.976 fps
2 hr 8 min
Seeds 32

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mjw2305 8 / 10

A Simple but effective Movie

Set at the start of World War 2, Geena Davis and Lori Petty are recruited to the first professional baseball league for women. The sisters struggle to keep the league going against the odds, while their own personal rivalry begins to escalate.

I don't pretend to know much about baseball, so if this element is poor i wouldn't really notice, but i did feel that it was a good setting for the story.

Quite touching and well directed, i was surprised how compelling this movie was. All in all the strong cast and pleasant script makes this a good movie, with a little for everyone.

8/10

Reviewed by Med-Jasta 10 / 10

Perfect movie

Everything about this movie is executed perfectly. The comedy is funny and isn't forced. The drama is real but not heavy. It's about two serious subjects but the message is in the subtext and doesn't hit you over the head.

The casting is spectacular. Davis plays the girl where everything comes naturally to her so perfectly. And she also has that distraction behind her eyes until her husband comes home. Not only does she act this perfectly but she also physically has the look. Her tall appearance is regal by nature. And in good contrast to her little sister. Lori Petty embodies the little sister. I don't know what it is but she does it perfectly. She looks so desperate and competitive with everything that happens. She's never relaxed and always has a chip on her shoulder. If you have siblings their relationship feels real. And not Hollywood real. They subtly convey the love/hate relationship. I guess it's more resentment than hate. But as you probably know, it's complicated.

Everyone else is great. Rosie and Madonna are two great supporting characters. As they all are. Of course Hanks is great. I think my favorite part of his is when he's trying to be nice to Bitty Schram after she botches a play. He looks like he's about to explode. And I like that his character never really has a "come to Jesus moment." He just slowly warms up to the girls and his job.

Even the casting of the old ladies was great. This way you could avoid all of the aged make up that didn't look so good in those days. And save the time and money. And give some older actors some work. I really had to question if I was looking at Geena Davis at the start. Using her voice was a great idea. It really bridged the gap. And when you saw all of them you knew exactly who it was. I don't know why but who was alive and wasn't made so much sense but it did.

Penny Marshall does an amazing job. Of course because it's good and her movie. But even more than that. The small things. Like when Dotty shows up at the very end its kind of a surprise. It's not overly set up that way. No one says her name or anything. But it goes on for so long that you question where she is. And then when she shows up you are glad she's there. Then at the last game they're all banged up. Not only because they're not wearing much but because it's the last game. She also shoots nice and wide. This is great because you get to see those grand baseball fields and all of the players are always present. Davis dropping the ball at the climax is ambiguous. But if you were paying attention you know that Davis didn't drop it in the dugout or the last play at the plate.

I really liked the scene when they get the mail from the army. Not only do you see how far Hanks has come but also you are quickly reminded that this was the reality for all of these girls. Because when that letter comes they all think it could be for them. Then they're all relieved it's not but sad for their friend. Must have been rough.

I grew up watching this movie. I had it on VHS next to a handful of other movies. So on boring summer days this was in the regular rotation. And it was one of the few movies my mom would watch with me. It was great to watch as a grown up and not only understand the historical context but also the film making side. I don't call many movies perfect but this is one of them. Does everything it sets out to do. Nothing feels forced. Nothing misses. The mood is always right. And "There's no crying in baseball," is one of those lines that never gets old.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 9 / 10

A Home Run

The story of the women's professional baseball league after almost 40 years after the last game was played comes to the big screen with A League Of Their Own. Though the names are changed and the facts are jumbled, A League Of Their Own celebrates what was a milestone in the feminist movement. Woman's entry into team sports, previously reserved for the male of the species.

The film centers around two sisters, Geena Davis and Lori Petty, but a whole lot of women get some great roles in this film. Those who particularly stand out are Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, and Bitty Schram, all members of the Rockford Peaches except for Petty who gets traded to the Racine team.

The league was founded by Phil Wrigley played under an alias by Garry Marshall, brother of Penny Marshall. Mr. Wrigley was not the most public of baseball moguls and by all accounts did not have half the personality that Garry Marshall displays. He had some interesting ideas and this was probably the most enduring even though the league eventually folded long after the action in this film is concluded. Read Bill Veeck's book Veeck as in Wreck to get an insight into Mr. Wrigley or some of the various Chicago Cub histories.

The character of Jimmie Dugan who Tom Hanks plays is based on Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx. When I was growing up Foxx was number two on the all time home run list with 535 to Babe Ruth. He was in fact a hard drinking man as Hanks portrays. He was also a mighty man of muscle which Tom Hanks is not. Someone like Joe Piscopo would have looked a whole lot more like Jimmie Foxx. Nevertheless Hanks is brilliant in the role.

In those years of Rosie the Riveteer on the World War II homefront, the Women's baseball league was a daring innovation and a radical step forward into women's athletics. Now we have a Women's Basketball League that is doing quite well.

Could a woman's baseball league get started again?

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