Now see the real thing The A League of Their Own feature film was based on this documentary. These are the women who really knew how to play ball. With nicely chosen archival footage, and a host of inspiring and comic personalities, this documentary is a real treat. Who needs Madonna when you can see these great women ballplayers really hit the dirt in the skirt for real. Make sure to see this. A Memorable and forgotten slice of American history brought back to life.
Kirsten Barajas A League of Their Own...The Documentary...is a great film to watch with the whole family, espcially if you have young girls. The real women of the All American Girls Baseball League are truly inspiring, and its motivational message is amazing. The footage in this film is remarkable, while telling the real stories behind the women . It is a must see part of our American history.
Loved this documentary - Real history is more inspiring This is a fascinating documentary about the real women that played in the women’s professional baseball league. I loved seeing them get together and play again in their senior years. Just so sweet and inspiring! Amazing personalities.
When a 12-year-old boy inherits the Minnesota Twins baseball team from his grandfather, he does what every young baseball fan dreams of -- he makes himself the manager! Entertaining family film features cameos by baseball's hottest stars, including Ken Griffey, Jr.; Don Mattingly; and Paul O'Neil. Starring Luke Edwards ("American Pie 2," TV's "Undressed"), Emmy-winner Timothy Busfield (TV's "The West Wing," "Field of Dreams"), Oscar and Emmy-winner Jason Robards ("Magnolia," "Enemy of the State") and John Ashton ("Meet the Deedles," "Trapped in Paradise").
From Ice Cube, the star of such hits as "Barbershop", "Are We There Yet?" and "First Sunday", comes a family-fun film, THE LONGSHOTS. When Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down on his luck former high school football star, takes the only job he can find babysitting his misfit niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer), he discovers that she has the skills that once made him a great quarterback. The only place these two opposites get along is on the field, so Curtis is determined to turn Jasmine into the star of the local team, The Minden Browns, and get his own stride back by becoming the coach. The boys on the team don't want her but when this girl quarterback shows them she's got the skills, she'll turn their whole world upside down.
She's beautiful, smart, goal-oriented, and she just inherited the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, she wants to move the franchise to Miami, and a losing season is her only ticket to Florida. So she signs the wildest gang of screwballs that ever spit tobacco. They're handsome, but they're hopeless! Her catcher (Tom Berenger) is a washed-up womanizer who struck out in life. Her ace pitcher (Charlie Sheen) is a punked-out crazy who struck out with the law. And her third baseman (L.A. Law's Corbin Bernsen) is more concerned fielding endorsements than grounders. Throw in a busload of other misfits and you've got yourself a hilarious line-up that's destined for disaster! Or is it?
An adaptation of the 1919 major league baseball scandal involving the Chicago White Sox. The Sox are conned into throwing the 1919 World Series. Eight players are indicted but are later acquitted of all charges. The players concerned were barred from the major leagues and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In director John Badham's congenial comedy, baseballers Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams) and Leon Carter (James Earl Jones) lead a group of fellow black players defecting from the Negro League in 1939 thanks to their unethical, tightfisted team owners. The duo soon strikes out on their own, forming a barnstorming squad that squares off against their white counterparts in pickup games. Richard Pryor is among the familiar faces in the topnotch cast.
Stupid is as stupid does says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ Gump leads a truly charmed life with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance becomes a football star meets John F. Kennedy serves with honor in Vietnam meets Lyndon Johnson speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument hangs out with the Yippies defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis meets Richard Nixon discovers the break-in at the Watergate opens a profitable shrimping business becomes an original investor in Apple Computers and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile as the remarkable parade of his life goes by Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn) the girl he loved as a boy who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people.