A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

DVD - 1997?
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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.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1997?]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780800177256
Branch Call Number: DVD Leag


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May 26, 2019

After seeing "League", I immediately put it on my list of all-time favorite movies. It's wonderful! Hilarious, heartwarming and at times emotional, it has a stellar cast and memorable lines (as was noted in another review). Tom Hanks is hilarious as Jimmy Dugan the reluctant coach of the Rockford Peaches. Gina Davis and Lori Petty shine as sisters who share a love of baseball, as well as a few disagreements. The highlights include Madonna in a role that seems tailor made for her, and Rosie O'Donnell as her friend and team mate. The most memorable performance is from Jon Lovitz as the recruiter. Fans of the USA Network series "Monk" will recognize Bitty Schram as the player who breaks a much-coveted rule in baseball. Although "League" has a wonderful script, it's not all fiction. I was assigned a paper at school on Women in Traditional Roles. I decided to focus on women's baseball. In addition to watching this film for information on the sport, I also used books and the internet. I'm surprised that this movie didn't win any awards because the accuracy that is intertwined in the story is simply amazing. Penny Marshall should be commended for her efforts in making this film so realistic and wonderful.

Mar 02, 2019

. Great movie

Feb 21, 2019

Classic. Also, there's no crying in baseball

Nov 28, 2017

Wow!! What a great family movie! Baseball never seemed it could be so funny. Everyone in the movie is well cast. Sharp script writing brings out some great comic lines. Rosie O'Donnell we miss you from films. Your sharp wit mixed with the deadpan delivery knocks it out of the park!

Nov 12, 2016

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

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!

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.

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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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!

Aug 24, 2010

There's no crying in baseball!


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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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Apr 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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