History Film / ALeagueOfTheirOwn

29th Nov '16 4:52:12 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Japan, the film was released as ''プリティ・リーグ'' (Pretty Leagues).
22nd Nov '16 8:32:38 PM DaRatBastid
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** The yet-to-be-broken barrier is alluded to when a foul ball goes into a (even more subtly hinted at) segregated group of African-American fans. Dottie holds up her glove for an easy toss, and the woman who caught it shocks her by firing a perfect strike to the mound.

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** The yet-to-be-broken barrier is alluded to when a foul ball goes into a (even more subtly hinted at) segregated group of African-American fans. Dottie holds up her glove for an easy toss, and the woman who caught it shocks her by firing a perfect strike to all the mound. way out ''to the shortstop'' (which had more than enough power behind it, judging from Ellen Sue's reaction).
11th Nov '16 3:08:06 AM JamesAustin
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->"Are you crying? Are you crying? '''ARE YOU CRYING'''? There's no crying! '''THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL'''!"

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->''"Are you crying? Are you crying? '''ARE YOU CRYING'''? There's no crying! '''THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL'''!"BASEBALL'''!"''



''A League of Their Own'' is a 1992 film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Geena Davis, [[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 Geena Davis, Creator/GeenaDavis, [[Film/TankGirl Lori Petty]], and Creator/TomHanks, with major supporting roles by {{Music/Madonna}}, 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.



* [[SaveOurTeam Save Our League]]: The league gets off to a slow start, and Harvey starts to think maybe they should just give it up and wait for the war to end. Dottie responds by making a spectacular catch in front of a photographer for ''Life'' magazine, and the Peaches follow suit with a whole campaign of similar showboating to help boost media attention and draw crowds.

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* [[SaveOurTeam Save Our League]]: SaveOurTeam: The league gets off to a slow start, and Harvey starts to think maybe they should just give it up and wait for the war to end. Dottie responds by making a spectacular catch in front of a photographer for ''Life'' magazine, and the Peaches follow suit with a whole campaign of similar showboating to help boost media attention and draw crowds.
2nd Nov '16 8:01:43 PM DocWildNole
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** The yet-to-be-broken barrier is alluded to when a foul ball goes into a (even more subtly hinted at) segregated group of African-American fans. Dottie holds up her glove for an easy toss, and the woman who caught it shocks her by firing a perfect strike to the mound.



* PassionateSportsGirl: Many of the girls, but especially Kit.

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* PassionateSportsGirl: Many All of the girls, but women, especially Kit.Kit, love the game; ironically, the two who seem to prove (by leaving the league) that they care the ''least'' are also acknowledged as the most talented: [[spoiler: first Marla, then Dottie.]]


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* SerenadeYourLover: Marla to Nelson, with the help of LiquidCourage.
10th Oct '16 5:47:44 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Subverted. [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]] Also, [[spoiler: Dottie hasn't heard from her husband in quite a while, which is why she's afraid that the DeathNotification is for her.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Subverted. [[spoiler: Betty has a Jimmy Dugan baseball card belonging to her husband and jokes he'll come back to kill her if anything happens to that card. When she gives the card to Jimmy for him to sign, he tears it up.]] Also, [[spoiler: Dottie hasn't heard from her husband in quite a while, which is why she's afraid that the DeathNotification is for her. It turns out he'd been wounded severely enough to be discharged, and was sent back to the States so quickly that he didn't write a letter, knowing it wouldn't arrive before he did.]]



* JackieRobinsonStory: Subverted because they weren't playing against men.

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* JackieRobinsonStory: Subverted because they weren't playing against men.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.



* ModestyShorts: The uniforms the girls wear sport a pair of team-appropriate ones underneath the skirts, particularly visible when Dugan picks up and carries Kit to the locker room.

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* ModestyShorts: The uniforms the girls wear sport a pair of team-appropriate ones underneath the skirts, particularly visible when Dugan picks up and carries Kit to the locker room. The women still aren't fond of them when they're introduced.
-->'''Dottie:''' I'm gonna have to squat in that thing!



'''Mae:''' Oh, what the difference does it make? She's reading, okay?

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'''Mae:''' Oh, what the difference does it make? She's reading, okay?



* PoorCommunicationKills: After Kit's rant at Dottie about difficult it is for the two of them to be on the same team, the latter goes to the head of the league and comments that she (Dottie) is struggling to stay with the Peaches because of her relationship with her sister. Dottie thinks that this will result in them trading her to another team, but she doesn't state that desire clearly enough, because the league ends up trading ''Kit'' instead.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: After Kit's rant at Dottie about difficult it is for the two of them to be on the same team, the latter goes to the head of the league and comments that she (Dottie) is struggling to stay with the Peaches because of her relationship with her sister. Dottie thinks that this will result in them trading her to another team, but she doesn't state that desire clearly enough, because the league ends up trading ''Kit'' instead.instead, who is understandably furious at this development.



** It's ''strongly'' implied it's because Dottie's married. Had she been single, Jimmy was clearly interested.

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** It's ''strongly'' implied it's because Dottie's married.married and Jimmy, despite all his faults, refuses to pursue her. Had she been single, Jimmy was clearly interested.



-->'''Mae:''' What if at a key moment in the game my, my uniform bursts open and, uh, oops., my bosoms come flying out? That, that might draw a crowd, right?\\

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-->'''Mae:''' What if at a key moment in the game my, my uniform bursts open and, uh, oops., oops, my bosoms come flying out? That, that might draw a crowd, right?\\
12th Jul '16 1:52:20 PM DrOO7
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* AlliterativeName: Kit Keller and Mae Mordibito


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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Jimmy makes numerous sexist comments, at one point outright telling Dottie to "stop thinking with your tits", but eventually comes around and takes his managing job seriously.


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* WartimeWedding: A deleted scene explains that Dottie married Bob the night before he was sent off to war.
10th Jul '16 12:44:21 PM DrOO7
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: The two times we see characters in church, they're crossing themselves and/or leaving a confessional, indicating this.
27th Jun '16 3:58:53 PM Taxima
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Doris and May. They're introduced together and have been together since before the events of the film.
6th Jun '16 8:46:42 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Mae:''' ''(wielding a bat)'' Evelyn! I'm sorry but I have to '''''kill your son!'''''\\
'''Doris:''' Mae! Mae! Don't use my bat! ''({{beat}})'' Use Marla's. It's heavier.
6th Jun '16 8:43:38 AM AnotherGuy
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* WhatTheHellHero: Jimmy questions Dottie telling Marla, their best hitter, to bunt. They get into an argument and it finally spurs Jimmy into becoming their manager for real, and not just InNameOnly.
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