History Film / ALeagueOfTheirOwn

8th Jun '17 6:24:17 AM jormis29
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''A League of Their Own'' is a 1992 film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/GeenaDavis, [[Film/TankGirl Lori Petty]], and Creator/TomHanks, with major supporting roles by Music/{{Madonna}}, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz and Penny's brother Creator/GarryMarshall. It is a fictionalized telling of the founding of the aforementioned baseball league and its struggles to stay relevant after the war ended. The main focus is the Rockford (Ill.) Peaches, headed by drunkard former baseball player Jimmy Dugan, and Kit and Dottie, two sisters who join the team.

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''A League of Their Own'' is a 1992 film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/GeenaDavis, [[Film/TankGirl Lori Petty]], Creator/LoriPetty, and Creator/TomHanks, with major supporting roles by Music/{{Madonna}}, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz Creator/RosieODonnell, Creator/JonLovitz and Penny's brother Creator/GarryMarshall. It is a fictionalized telling of the founding of the aforementioned baseball league and its struggles to stay relevant after the war ended. The main focus is the Rockford (Ill.) Peaches, headed by drunkard former baseball player Jimmy Dugan, and Kit and Dottie, two sisters who join the team.
8th Apr '17 4:09:55 PM DrOO7
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* GoodBadGirl: Mae. A former taxi dancer and promiscuous. Other than that, she's clearly a good person--fiercely loyal to and protective of her best friend Doris, teaches Shirley to read, helps Marla and Kit with makeovers, consoles Dottie after the World Series loss, is a great ball player, and for all her flirting and sleeping around, is never once seen to be pursuing any of the other girls' men.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mae. Not a prostitute, but a former taxi dancer (which was close enough back in those days) and promiscuous. Other than that, she's clearly a good person--fiercely loyal to and protective of her best friend Doris, teaches Shirley to read, helps Marla and Kit with makeovers, consoles Dottie after the World Series loss, is a great ball player, and for all her flirting and sleeping around, is never once seen to be pursuing any of the other girls' men.
26th Mar '17 12:22:41 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* PantyShot: A BlinkAndYoullMissIt one right before Kit complains about Dottie being TheAce.

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* PantyShot: A BlinkAndYoullMissIt [[FreezeFrameBonus Blink-And-You'll-Miss-It]] one right before Kit complains about Dottie being TheAce.
19th Mar '17 4:22:35 PM DocWildNole
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* ChewingTheScenery: It's a sign of Penny Marshall's underrated directorial skill that she not only gets great performances from Hanks, Davis and Petty, and from all the supporting characters, but even from Rosie O'Donnell and Music/{{Madonna}} -- however, even Ms. Marshall couldn't stop Ms. Ciccone from going for the Best Supporting Actress statuette ''once'':

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* ChewingTheScenery: It's a sign of Penny Marshall's underrated directorial skill that she not only gets great performances from Hanks, Davis and Petty, and from all the supporting characters, cast, but even from Rosie O'Donnell and Music/{{Madonna}} -- however, even Ms. Marshall couldn't stop Ms. Ciccone from going for the Best Supporting Actress statuette ''once'':


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* NotInFrontOfTheKid: Inverted spectacularly by Jimmy when two kids ask for his autograph. Of course, "[[spoiler: Avoid the clap]]" ''is'' good advice.


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* OldSchoolChivalry: When Jimmy reduces Evelyn to tears, the umpire gives Jimmy a gentle talking-to based in this: "Perhaps you chastised her too vehemently. Good rule of thumb: treat each of these girls as you would treat your mother." This being Jimmy, the results are not what said umpire expected or desired.
12th Feb '17 8:42:33 PM lorgskyegon
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* CovertPervert: Right before Betty gets the telegram, Stillwell is seen sneaking peeks at the changing Peaches.


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* PantyShot: A BlinkAndYoullMissIt one right before Kit complains about Dottie being TheAce.
30th Jan '17 4:39:43 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* {{Confessional}}: "That's the second time he's dropped that bible[...] Mae, what'd you say?" "[[AnythingThatMoves Everything]]."

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* {{Confessional}}: "That's the second time he's dropped that bible[...Bible[...] Mae, what'd you say?" "[[AnythingThatMoves Everything]]."
30th Jan '17 4:36:14 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* BookEnds: The elderly Dottie attending the league's induction into the baseball hall of fame.

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* BookEnds: The elderly Dottie attending the league's induction into the baseball hall Baseball Hall of fame.Fame.
30th Jan '17 4:34:51 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* BigDamnHeroes: Dottie returns just in time for the final game of the world series. [[spoiler:Subverted in that they ''lose''.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Dottie returns just in time for the final game of the world series.World Series. [[spoiler:Subverted in that they ''lose''.]]
11th Jan '17 11:25:05 AM DrOO7
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* StayInTheKitchen: A radio commentary plays over the [[TimeCompressionMontage tryout montage]] stating that the league is a gross perversion of women and they should all be ashamed of themselves and go home. Later, when the league is in danger of being shut down, Ira asks Harvey if he just expects them to all go back to their kitchens.

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* StayInTheKitchen: A radio commentary plays over the [[TimeCompressionMontage tryout montage]] stating that the league is a gross perversion of women and they should all be ashamed of themselves and go home. After the league kicks off, the newsreel announcer hypes the girls domestic skills just as much-- if not moreso--as their playing.
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Later, when the league is in danger of being shut down, Ira asks Harvey if he just expects them to all go back to their kitchens.
20th Dec '16 5:24:39 AM crazysamaritan
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* BottomlessBladder: Jimmy subverts this.
** [[OverlyLongGag Eventually.]] Doris tells Mae to get a stopwatch.

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* BottomlessBladder: Jimmy subverts this.
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this, [[OverlyLongGag Eventually.]] Doris tells Mae to get a stopwatch.



** The iconic "THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!" rant quoted above comes after Evelyn bursts into tears when manager Jimmy Dugan rips her for missing the cutoff (wo-)man on a throw from the outfield. During the final game of the World Series, she makes the identical error, allowing Racine to score their first run, Jimmy barely contains his rage. She finally gets it right in the climactic scene when she fields the final hitter's base hit deep in the gap and uncorks an excellent throw to the cutoff man, [[spoiler: but Kit's still safe.]]

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** The iconic "THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!" rant quoted above comes after Evelyn bursts into tears when manager Jimmy Dugan rips her for missing the cutoff (wo-)man on a throw from the outfield. During the final game of the World Series, she makes the identical error, allowing Racine to score their first run, Jimmy barely contains his rage. She finally gets it right in the climactic scene when she fields the final hitter's base hit deep in the gap and uncorks an excellent throw to the cutoff man, [[spoiler: but Kit's still safe.]]



* DownToTheLastPlay: Inverted in that it's the [[spoiler: OpposingSportsTeam that wins]] on the last play.
** But played straight initially, as the Peaches were down to their final out, with Racine ahead 1-0, before Dottie's base hit allowed them to take the lead. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle But that was the]] ''[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle top]]'' [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle of the ninth...]]

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* DownToTheLastPlay: Inverted in that it's the [[spoiler: OpposingSportsTeam that wins]] on the last play.
** But played straight initially, as
ZigZaggedTrope, because the Peaches were down to their final out, with Racine ahead 1-0, before when Dottie's base hit allowed them to take the lead. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle But that was the]] ''[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle top]]'' [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle of the ninth...]] [[spoiler: The OpposingSportsTeam wins on the last play.]]



* JackieRobinsonStory: Played with; the women have to prove themselves as ballplayers to a country that's used to men's teams, but there are no African-American women allowed to even try out.

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* JackieRobinsonStory: Played with; the JackieRobinsonStory:
** The
women have to prove themselves as ballplayers to a country that's used to men's teams, but there are no African-American women allowed to even try out.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jimmy Dugan.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Jimmy Dugan.



* MoodWhiplash: The Peaches have literally just gotten through cracking up over Doris and Jimmy's CallBack exchange, above, when a Western Union Man barges in on the Peaches... and see the DeathNotification above.
** Whipped back in the next scene, where Dottie is openly weeping in her room, knowing what happened to [[spoiler:Betty]] could have happened to her, too, when the door opens, revealing her husband Bob, discharged after being injured. The joy and relief on Dottie's face is palpable.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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The Peaches have literally just gotten through cracking up over Doris and Jimmy's CallBack exchange, above, when a Western Union Man barges in on the Peaches... Peaches; the man delivering the telegram [[WhatAnIdiot somehow didn't realize]] that he never bothered to find out which woman on the team was supposed to receive the letter. This leads to one of the truly suspenseful and see heart wrenching moments of the DeathNotification above.
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film, as every married woman (especially Dotty) watches with dread as the next scene, where inept telegraph deliverer starts to ''leave,'' saying they'll just have to wait. Coach Jimmy makes him hand over the telegram and takes it upon himself to be the BearerOfBadNews... to [[spoiler: not Dotty, but Betty.]]
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Dottie is openly weeping in her room, knowing what happened to [[spoiler:Betty]] [[spoiler:to Betty]] could have happened to her, too, when the door opens, revealing her husband Bob, discharged after being injured. The joy and relief on Dottie's face is palpable.



* NoExceptYes: Doris tells Mae to not use her bat to hit [[spoiler:an annoying Stillwell]]. She should use Marla's because it is heavier.
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