A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Elliott Abbott and Robert Greenhut.  The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and is based on the story by Kelly Candaele and Kim Wilson.

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Rated:  PG (movie contains language)
Run Time:  2h 8min
Release Date:  July 1, 1992 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Family
Director:  Penny Marshall
Studio:  Universal Pictures
Budget:  $40 Million
Box Office:  $132.4 Million

A League of Their Own stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Lori Petty, Megan Cavanaugh, Tracy Reiner, Anne Ramsay, Jon Lovitz, Freddie Simpson, Ann Cusack, Bitty Schram, Garry Marshall, Patti Pelton, Bill Pullman, Tea Leoni, Renee Coleman, David Strathairn, Harry Shearer and Eddie Jones.

A League of Their Own is the story about two sisters, Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), who live in a small town in Oregon and compete with each other for everything. In addition, both women play on the local softball team sponsored by Lukash Dairy with Dottie playing catcher while her younger sister Kit is the pitcher on the team.

During World War II, most of the able bodied men have been shipped overseas to to fight the war while the women who are left behind are tasked with filling the jobs left vacant by the men. Moreover, as a way to boost morale, a well-known candy mogul and MLB team owner, Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall), contrives the idea to create a professional baseball league for women; both to keep the sport alive and to make a buck or two while entertaining the fans during wartime.

Scouts are sent all over the country to find women players to populate the newly formed league and as Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) passes through Wilamette, Oregon, he discovers Dottie who is a top notch player on a co-ed fastpitch softball league. When approached to play, Dottie is offered a tryout for the upcoming league but she is not interested in joining but explains that Kit is a great pitcher. After considering his options, Ernie offers Kit a tryout but only if Dottie attends too and she eventually gives in.

After the tryouts, women are chosen and split into four teams with sixteen players on each team. Meanwhile, Dottie and Kit both end up on the same team, the Rockford Peaches, who will play in Rockford, Illinois. Walter Harvey enlists Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), a former MLB star who left the league due to alcohol related issues, to manage the newly formed team to give the league a name to cheer for while the women play. Meanwhile, the sisters struggle to help the league succeed while battling with their own growing personal rivalry.

Movie Quotes

“Careers and higher education are leading to the masculinization of women, with enormously dangerous consequences to the home, the children, and our country. When our boys come home from war, what kind of girls will they be coming home to? And now the most disgusting example of this sexual confusion: Mr. Walter Harvey of Harvey bars is presenting us with women’s baseball. Right here in Chicago, young girls plucked from their families are gathered at Harvey Field, to see which one of them can be the most masculine. Mr. Harvey, like your candy bars, you’re completely… nuts.” – Maida Gillespie
“Uh, Lord, hollowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls… be plentiful. Lord, I’d just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is – she kept calling Your name. And God, these are good girls, and they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. Okay, that’s it.” – Jimmy Dugan

“Great game, Jimmy. I especially liked the move in the seventh inning when you scratched your balls for an hour.” – Ira Lowenstein

“Well, bite my butt and call me an apple! She nearly took her head off!” – Stadium Announcer

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Movie Stars

Geena Davis as Dottie Hinson (C)

Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan

Lori Petty as Kit Keller (P)

Madonna as Mae Mordabito (CF)

Rosie O’Donnell as Doris Murphy (3B)

Megan Cavanaugh as Marla Hooch (2B)

Tracy Reiner as Betty Horn (LF / P)

Bitty Schram as Evelyn Gardner (RF)

Ann Cusack as Shirley Baker

Anne Ramsay as Helen Haley (1B)

Freddie Simpson as Ellen Sue Gotlander (SS / P)

Renee Coleman as Alice Gaspers (LF / C)

Jon Lovitz as Ernie Capadino

Garry Marshall as Walter Harvey

David Strathairn as Ira Lowenstein

Patty Pelton as Marbleann Wilkenson

Bill Pullman as Bob Hinson

Tea Leoni as Racine 1B

Harry Shearer as Newsreel Announcer

Eddie Jones as Dave Hooch

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National Treasure

National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure heist drama directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub.  The screenplay was written by Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley and is based on the story by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv and Charles Segars.

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Rated:  PG (movie contains action violence and some scary images)
Run Time:  2h 11min
Release Date:  November 19, 2004 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Family, Thriller
Director:  Jon Turteltaub
Studio:  Buena Vista Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures
Budget:  $100 Million
Box Office:  $347.5 Million

National Treasure stars Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, David Dayan Fisher and Ron Canada.

National Treasure is the story of Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), a historian and treasure hunter who is seeking a buried treasure unlike any other. For several generations the Gates family has been searching for clues to discover the hidden location of the legendary national treasure. Ben’s father Patrick Gates (Jon Voight) spent more than 20 years working through clues left by the free masons before giving up on ever finding it.

The plot takes a twist when Ben is hired by Ian Howe (Sean Bean) to pursue a clue to the treasures whereabouts. Ben deciphers clues that lead him and Ian to a frozen tundra where they locate a long since missing ship and decode a message that leads them to the Declaration of Independence holding the next clue. Ian then plans to steal the Declaration. Ben refused Ian’s plan and the situation becomes hostile. When Ben returns to the US, he notifies the FBI about the possible theft but they refuse to believe him noting that the document is one of the most protected documents in America.

In order to thwart Ian’s plans, Ben determines the only way to protect the Declaration of Independence is to steal the document himself. Ben and his best friend Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) meet with Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) who is the curator of the archives and tells her the same story he told the FBI. With that, Ben is forced to act on his own to protect the most famous document in the world.

Ben and Riley plan a very intricate robbery and schedule it during a black tie event at the museum. In the meantime, Abigail gets suspicious when Ben shows up at the party and interferes with the robbery. As a result, Ben takes her hostage and then uses her skills to help decipher clues on the back of the Declaration and follows them to try to protect the national treasure from getting in the hands of Ian. Will Ben be able to save the treasure?

Movie Quotes

“The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king. That’s why they went to such lengths to keep it hidden.” – Agent Sandusky 
“There is not a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence.” – Abigail Chase

“This room is real, Ben. And that means the treasure is real. We’re in the company of some of the most brilliant minds in history because you found what they left behind for us to find, and understood the meaning of it. You did it, Ben, for all of us – your grandfather, and all of us. And I’ve never been so happy to be proven wrong.” – Patrick Gates

“A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That’s what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh? Oh, my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and burned!” – Ben Gates

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Movie Stars

Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates

Diane Kruger as Abigail Chase

Justin Bartha as Riley Poole

Sean Bean as Ian Howe

Jon Voight as Patrick Gates

Harvey Keitel as Agent Sandusky

Christopher Plummer as John Adams Gates

David Dayan Fisher as Shaw

Ron Canada as Guard Woodriff

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