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A League of Their Own
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Directed By
Penny Marshall

Written By:
Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Cast:
Harry Shearer, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Megan Cavanagh, Tracy Reiner, Bitty Schram, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman, Ann Cusack, Anne Elizabeth Ramsay, Renée Coleman, Tea Leoni, Joey Slotnick, Mark Holton, Gregory Sporleder, David Lander, Freddie Simpson

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A League of Their Own (1992)
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Movie Review by Zara
March 6th, 2007

There's No Crying In Movies About Baseball!!

One of the weirdest things that I remember about this movie was that I took my mom to go see it when it was in the theater and there was this group of teen girls who were making all kinds of noise so I told them to "shut the f*ck up."

Yes, I almost got into a fight before watching a movie about women's baseball.

This is a lightweight history lesson about how when the men were out fighting in World War II, the baseball leagues decided to get women to play a few games, thinking that it would raise the country's morale and give them something to go check out when they weren't reeling from the effects of war.

In the movie, all of the actresses look fresh and crisp in their dated uniforms, taking their roles just as seriously as they do comedically. I suppose that's why the movie works as well as it does. It's one part funny for every one part serious.

My personal favorite scene is when the mother of the little obnoxious kid finally stops calling him her angel after he gets beaned by another player for making fun of the team. I love it when I see any parent, real or fictional, get that kind of wake-up call.

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Movie Addict
Mar 15, 2007 2:08 PM
 
Trivia from this flick: Actress Lori Petty was riding high in 1993 coming off a very successful role as Geena Davis' bratty baseball playing sister in this highly successful flick when she was cast as Lenina Huxley the action craving police officer in "Demolition Man." However, the quirky Petty didn't hit it off with Stallone and she was asked to leave the project and Sandra Bullock walked into the casting office at just the right time. Bullock's work on "Demolition Man" led to her being brought in to replace Ellen DeGeneres in the film that made her a star, "Speed." Can you imagine Ellen DeGeneres in "Speed?"
Zara
Mar 16, 2007 10:23 AM
 
Great trivia! I didn't know those things. And NO... I cannot picture Ellen in the role.



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