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A very funny story from beginning to end, it's a perfect showcase for the acting-comic talents of Davis, O'Donnell and especially Hanks. Even Madonna, normally unreliable as an actor, is fine. Especially during the baseball sequences! The major problem is the overly melodramatic subplot involving the relationship between Davis and Petty. It does not move you and will not interest you in the least. On the upside, it doesn't draw your attention away from the comedy and sports scenes. The best thing about this is how it opens up a rarely talked about part of history. Thank the sure-footed direction by Penny Marshall, the lightning-paced script by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and especially the performers for that.