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Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna star in this major-league comedy from the team that brought you BIG. Hanks stars as Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up ballplayer whose big league days are over. Hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943, while the male pros are at war, Dugan finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his all-girl team. Jon Lovitz adds a scene-stealing cameo as the sarcastic scout who recruits Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis), the baseball dolly with a Babe Ruth swing. Teammates Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell round out the roster, taking the team to the World Series. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail, on the field and off, for generations of athletes.
“Penny Marshall made the best sports movie ever...made $100 million but never got the credit it deserved.” —Liz Shannon Miller, IndieWire “Marshall shows her women characters in a tug-of-war between new images and old values, and so her movie is about transition—about how it felt as a woman suddenly to have new roles and freedom.” —Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com
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