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A League of Their Own [DVD] [1992]

SKU:3216013
Release Date:06/04/2002
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Penny Marshall's film about female professional baseball players, A League of Their Own, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and French as well as Spanish soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and Korean subtitles are accessible. Although the disc is technically sound, there are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a solid, but unspectacular disc from Columbia/TriStar.
$7.99

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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (223 out of 230)

    Synopsis


    A League of Their Own
    The All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men's return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-create the wartime era when women's baseball looked to stand a good chance of sweeping the country. The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, two sisters -- Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) -- are discovered. Dottie can hit and catch, while Kit can throw a mean fastball. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include their soon-to-be-teammates Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team's owner, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall) needs someone to coach his team and he picks one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), who is now a broken-down alcoholic. After a few weeks of training, as Dugan sobers up, the team begins to show some promise. By the end of the season, the team has improved to the point where they are competing in the World Series (which is no big deal, since there are only four teams in the league). ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Geena Davis
      Geena Davis - Dottie Hinson
    • Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks - Jimmy Dugan
    • Lori Petty
      Lori Petty - Kit Keller
    • Madonna
      Madonna - Mae Mordabito
    • Jon Lovitz
      Jon Lovitz - Ernie Capadino




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