A League of Their Own
Director: Penny Marshall Run Time: 128 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1992
Starring: Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, John Lovitz
Who says girls can’t play baseball? Penny Marshall’s A League of Their Own takes a comedic look at the sexes through the development of America’s first professional baseball league during World War II.
A League of Their Own is a fictionalized (and funny) version of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during WWII. In the film, candy manufacturer Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall) realizes that while the men are overseas fighting, baseball needs to remain America’s favorite pastime. So he starts the Rockford Peaches team getting sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), “All the Way” Mae Mordabito (Madonna) and her best friend, Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell), along with other talented ladies. Tom Hanks plays the washed-up baseball star Jimmy Dugan who coaches the team and, along with rising star Dottie, makes the team beloved to fans.