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The Slugger's Wife (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 29 March 1985 (USA)
A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife.

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Darryl Palmer
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Debby (Huston) Palmer
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Burly DeVito, Braves Manager
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Moose Granger
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Manny Alvarado
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Aline Cooper
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Gary
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Marie DeVito
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Coach O'Brien
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Tina Alvarado
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Sherry, Hired Date
Kay McClelland ...
Peggy, Hired Date
Julie Kemp ...
Paloma, Hired Date
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A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife.

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A love story about two of America's favourite pastimes. See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance | Sport

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Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife  »

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Reportedly, this film's director Hal Ashby was allegedly suffering from drug addiction around the time that this movie was developed, made and released. According to 'DVD Verdict', "By 1985, when he made our film, he had gone slumming, a result of lackluster scripts and drug addiction". See more »

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In the last game of the season, at the end of the movie, Palmer makes a catch in right field to end the top of the 9th Inning. The score at that point of the game was Houston 2 - Atlanta 1, but the scoreboard in the background of the catch shows Atlanta leading the game 1 - 0. See more »

Quotes

Burly DeVito: I'm a manager, not a pimp!
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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

THE MEN ALL PAUSE
Written by Bernadette Cooper and Joyce Irby (as Joyce 'Fenderella' Irby)
Performed by Klymaxx
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The Slugger's Wife
21 April 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Weak film with no real point at all. Neil Simon's lack of depth is infuriating. The performances are all dull and flat, while the editing looks amateur and thrown together.


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