• A League of Their Own (1992)

A League of Their Own

Release Date: June 23rd, 1992

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 1997

PG |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna , Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Megan Cavanagh

Director: Penny Marshall

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Parkway Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1940s, Amusing, Rise, Lighthearted, Rivalry, Family, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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 way this early chapter of women's liberation fit into the hidebound traditions of professional baseball. show more

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    A League of Their Own may not boost its material into the level of pop myth as, say, last year's great female buddy movie, "Thelma & Louise," did. It's a bit too concerned with being likable to make that kind of bold leap. But if A League of Their Own doesn't knock the ball out of the park, it's a clean hit, with extra bases written all over it. [1 July 1992, p.41]

  • 88
    Miami Herald

    A League of Their Own is as exhilarating as a double- header at Chicago's Wrigley Field. It captures all the familiar baseball sensations, with a curve: the hollow crack of the bat connecting with the ball, the electric tension before that crucial ninth-inning pitch, the team's camaraderie as they spit and adjust their skirts. [1 July 1992, p.E1]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy