A League of Their Own (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

A League of Their Own (1992)



Critic Consensus: Sentimental and light, but still thoroughly charming, A League of Their Own is buoyed by solid performances from a wonderful cast.

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Director Penny Marshall's comedy/drama follows the fact-based exploits of the Rockford Peaches, one of a number of all-women's professional baseball teams formed during World War II while many of their male counterparts were fighting in Europe. Geena Davis stars as Dottie Hinson, the team's star catcher, locked in an intense sibling rivalry with her pitcher sister Kit (Lori Petty). Rounding out the team of eccentrics (including Madonna as a promiscuous outfielder) is Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan, the alcoholic ex-ballplayer who takes the managerial reins.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Kim Wilson, Kim Wilson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 9, 1997
Columbia Pictures


Tom Hanks
as Jimmy Dugan
Geena Davis
as Dottie Hinson
Lori Petty
as Kit Keller
as Mae Mordabito
Rosie O'Donnell
as Doris Murphy
Jon Lovitz
as Ernie Capadino
Megan Cavanagh
as Marla Hooch
Tracy Reiner
as Betty Horn
David Strathairn
as Ira Lowenstein
Garry Marshall
as Walter Harvey
Bill Pullman
as Bob Hinson
Bitty Schram
as Evelyn Gardner
Ann Cusack
as Shirley Baker
Anne Ramsay
as Helen Haley
Freddie Simpson
as Ellen Sue Gotlander
Renée Coleman
as Alice Gaspers
Robin Knight
as `Beans' Babbitt
Patti Pelton
as Marbleann Wilkenson
Kelli Simpkins
as Beverly Dixon
Neezer Tarleton
as Neezer Dalton
Connie Pounds-Taylor
as Connie Calhoun
Kathleen Marshall
as `Mumbles' Brockman
Sharon Szmidt
as Vivian Ernst
Pauline Brailsford
as Miss Cuthbert
Eddie Jones
as Dave Hooch
R.M. Haley
as Empathetic Umpire
Don S. Davis
as Racine Coach Charlie
Janet Jones
as Racine Pitcher
Brenda Ferrari
as Racine Pitcher
Joey Slotnick
as 2nd Doris Fan
Téa Leoni
as Racine 1B
Laurel Cronin
as Maida Gilespie
Robert Stanton
as Western Union Man
Patricia J. Wilson
as Older Marla
Joe Krowka
as Heckler
Harry Shearer
as Newsreel Announcer
Blaire Baron
as Margaret
Ryan Howell
as Jeffrey
David Franks
as Vacuum Salesman
Ryan Olsen
as Dollbody Kid
Ellie Weingardt
as Charm School Instruc...
Larissa Collins
as Charm School Assista...
Douglas Blakeslee
as 1st Doris Fan
Joseph Slotnick
as 2nd Doris Fan
Brian Flannery
as 1st Autograph Kid
Stephen Feagley
as 2nd Autograph Kid
Rae Allen
as Ma Keller
Gregory Sporleder
as Mitch Swaley
Eddie Mekka
as Mae's Guy in Bar
Blair Baron
as Margaret
Stephen Mailer
as Kit's Date in Bar
Ray Chapman
as Ticket Scalper
Joette Hodgen
as Opera Singer
Lynn Cartwright
as Older Dottie
Kathleen Butler
as Older Kit
Eunice Anderson
as Older Mae
Vera Johnson
as Older Doris
Patricia Wilson
as Older Marla
Mark Holton
as Older Stilwell
Barbara Erwin
as Older Shirley
Betty Miller
as Older Betty
Eugenia McLin
as Older Elle Sue
Marvin Einhorn
as Older Ira
Shirley Burkovich
as Older Alice
Dolores "Pickles" Dr...
as Lady in Bleachers
Lisa Hand
as Shelly Adlard
Cheryl Jones
as Vickie Buse
Sally Rutherford
as Julie Croteau
Lita Scmitt
as Tonya Gilles Koch
Amanda Walker
as Kirsten Gretick
Brenda Watson
as Stacey Gustaferro
Cherry Jones
as Additional Player
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Critic Reviews for A League of Their Own

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (15)

League wants you to laugh more than anything else, and Hanks makes sure that you will.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Though amusing enough to avoid absolutely drowning in schmaltz, it's sad to see a film with potential lose its way in the late innings.

Full Review… | March 20, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

What does it say about today's Hollywood when the most interesting character in a movie about a women's baseball team turns out to be a man?

Full Review… | March 20, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Few of the other performers make an impression. A director who can lose Madonna in a crowd can't be said to appreciate charisma.

Full Review… | March 19, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

This movie aims for the tear ducts and the funny bone as ruthlessly as the big action-fantasy hits go after the viscera.

Full Review… | March 19, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Hits about .250 with a few RBI, but more than its share of strikeouts.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A League of Their Own

So glad to finally see such an iconic piece of Evansville history! Bosse Field, America's third oldest ballpark, plays the home of the Racine Belles, and boy does she nail it!

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

A light-hearted story with a marginally-talented cast (e.g., Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz, Lori Petty, Geena Davis -- not real powerhouse actors). Tom Hanks seems to be the center of gravity in this film -- but then again, he's the only one who's really pulling off the whole "acting" thing. Despite its flaws, it's a thoroughly enjoyable film with a great soundtrack.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


You know you're watching something special when even Madonna does a good acting job. A highly enjoyable drama-comedy, that not only strikes a blow for gender equality and women in sports, but is also incredibly funny. I've never had much interest in baseball (watching it that is, because I do love playing it) and yet this movie had me very entertained. And if that doesn't say something about how fun it is, I don't know what will.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

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