A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

DVD - 1997
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A washed-up ballplayer becomes coach to one of the All-American Girls Baseball league teams in 1943, and finds himself drawn back into the enthusiasm of the sport.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1997
ISBN: 9780800177256
0800177258
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ms_mustard
Nov 12, 2016

saw this years ago and just introduced it to my granddaughters who said 'that's Madonna?' thoroughly enjoyable.

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Persnickety77
Sep 06, 2016

This copy has lots of deleted scenes - I loved learning about Dottie's more complex relationships with Jimmy and Bob - wish they'd kept that in the original. It makes Dottie's motivations clearer.

d2013 Jun 02, 2015

A fun to watch movie about an all women's baseball team. The girls are well cast and Tom Hanks is good as usual. Great entertainment!

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DaisyCosh
May 25, 2015

The 1992 star-studded baseball flick, "A League of Their Own" features female empowerment by focusing on mighty, independent, spirited women during a time period where the kitchen was considered the wife's domain. Girls definitely weren't supposed to be playing baseball. Yet that's just what they do. With the war raging in 1943, the men are away at war and that includes professional athletes. To keep the sports fans happy, women had to cover their bases, so to speak. Cue the Rockford Peaches, an all-girl team; these women are feisty, the kind to face their fears with integrity and spunk. The film is about solidarity and sisterhood (both metaphorical and biological, since two of the baseball players being actual blood siblings) and follows the fight to stay together despite rampant sexism in the stadium and an apathetic alcoholic coach who wishes he could be a sports star again (played by Tom Hanks). What it boils down to, though, is that these women (played by the likes of Geena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, and Madonna) need each other and survive by playing the game they love. I found "A League Of Their Own" supremely entertaining. Funny and dramatic and sarcastic, it's one of those films that just won't quit, and I mean that in the best of ways. I especially liked the cameo from comic actor Jon Lovitz as the dry-witted baseball scout who heckles the team. My only complaint would be that the conclusion feels a little anti-climactic. The whole film builds itself up due to this great feud between the teams in the All American Girls League and, when the ending finally draws near, there's a bit of a letdown when nothing too epic happens. The ending aside, I still feel "A League Of Their Own" is well worth the watch.

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dakotarocket
May 05, 2015

awesome fun movie !!!! totally worth watching....don t forget to make a guess on "how many seconds Tom Hanks ****..... !!!
No zombies here ! Great dancing !!!

Atticus14 Sep 04, 2014

If you like baseball then you'll probably like this movie. I really enjoyed it. Though there are definite historical inaccuracies I found this film both entertaining and thought provoking. Though the movie takes poetic license, the truth is that women did have a place on the field at one time. It is fact that a young woman struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gherig. I could easily sit through this movie again. Anyone deeming this movie trash probably is very dismissive of the historical role that women really did play in Major League Baseball. Unlike other minorities, women are still barred from playing professionally or making the millions off of pro baseball that their male counterparts enjoy.

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marquee
Feb 01, 2014

Great movie, very inspiring. I loved all the costumes, the sets, the good old music, it's very touching, very halarious. No fast forwarding.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

I have no great fascination for women's baseball today, and I have even less for some historical rehash. Add Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell, none of whom I find overly compelling and you end up with a pile of trash. Now I know more people like this movie than hate it, I just didn't find to be anything special.

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pokano
Aug 08, 2010

My favorite baseball movie of all time, this flick tells the story of two sisters on the Rockport Peaches, who played in the women's baseball league during WWII. Tom Hanks is great as a washed up former Major Leaguer who is now managing the Peaches. His speech about crying in baseball is a classic. Good performances also by Geena Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O'Donnell.

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Susann
Apr 24, 2009

Click on Videos to see "A League of Their Own " movie clip

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blue_dolphin_309
Sep 13, 2014

blue_dolphin_309 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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marquee
Feb 20, 2014

marquee thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

nypl_new_dorp Oct 11, 2012

nypl_new_dorp thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Kit Keller: You ever hear Dad introduce us to people? "This is our daughter Dottie, and this is our other daughter, Dottie's sister." Should've just had you and bought a dog!

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pokano
Aug 24, 2010

There's no crying in baseball!

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

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

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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