A League Of Their Own - 1992 (PG)


Year of Release: 1992
Rated: PG
Director: Penny Marshall
Approx. Running Time: 127 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

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Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna star in this major-league comedy from the team that brought you BIG. Hanks stars as Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up ball player whose big league days are over. Hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943 - while the male pros are at war - Dugan finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his "all-girl" team. Jon Lovitz adds a scene-stealing cameo as the sarcastic scout who recruits Dottie Hinson (Davis), the "baseball dolly" with a Babe Ruth swing. Teammates Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell round out the roster, taking the team to the World Series. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is "a home run." (Joel Siegel, ABC-TV)

My Comments:

Women's baseball. Sports and estrogen: two things that I DO NOT usually enjoy. But this movie is damn funny and I can't help but love it. Tom Hanks is delicious as the cranky, drunken, sarcastic, washed-up ex-pro-baseball player turned coach, Jimmy Dugan. At first, this role seems to be a big leap from Hanks' normal perpetual good-guy image, but as the movie progresses, the audience is treated to the more likeable side of Dugan's personality. Still, his lines are some of the most memorable and most quotable "Try using your head! That's that lump that's three feet above your ass!"

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