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Title:
A League of their own
Author:
Hanks, Tom.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Special features: director and cast commentary ; 15 deleted scenes with introductions from director Penny Marshall ; exclusive new documentary "Nine memorable innings" featuring all new interviews with the cast and filmmakers ; previews Madonna's "This used to be my playground" music video ; filmographies.

Full screen and widescreen.

Videodisc release of 1992 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG.
Added Uniform Title:
League of their own (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9781404931206
UPC:
043396009110
Format :
DVD

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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