In 1943 when the ranks of professional male baseball players were leaving for the war, a group of ladies left their homes to become part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and kept baseball alive for a grateful nation. This is their story. Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) is the team's most gifted player,and the camaraderie and jealousy with her sister (Lori Petty) is part of this film's charm and complexity. Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) is the drunken ex-player and slob manager who eventually brings the team to success. Directed by Penny Marshall (BIG, AWAKENINGS) and also starring Madonna, Jon Lovitz and Bill Pullman.
Main Cast & Crew
Penny Marshall - Director
"...One of the year's most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies....Hanks is first among the equals..." - 07/01/1992 New York Times, p.C13
"...Beguiling screen entertainment....Unmatched subject matter....The game scenes are exciting..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 07/01/1992 USA Today, p.1D
"...Blessed with a pleasing comedy concept....[The women] exhibit a winning a playful camaraderie..." - 07/01/1992 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...The movie has a real bittersweet charm..." - 07/01/1992 Chicago Sun-Times, p.39
"Its cast is a who's who of the power and talent that would dominate the '90s..." - 06/01/2004 Premiere, p.103-4