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The Slugger's Wife (1985)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  29 March 1985 (USA)
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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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Darryl Palmer
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Debby (Huston) Palmer
Martin Ritt ...
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
Danny Tucker ...
Coach O'Brien
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Tina Alvarado
Al Garrison ...
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NiCandra Hood ...
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Ginger Taylor ...
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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29 March 1985 (USA)  »

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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 »

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LOVE (IT'S JUST THE WAY IT GOES)
Music by Quincy Jones, Glen Ballard and Clif Magness
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
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very VERY disappointing
5 July 2006 | by (xalapa, veracruz, mexico) – See all my reviews

i give a two because it is not as bad as 'sub down', or 'terror in tiny town', but gee whiz, it ain't good.

i saw the names 'simon and ashby' and i paused it to run out for some popcorn and lights, certain i was in for a treat.

i mean, ashby, who directed 'harold and maude'??? and what about simon, who wrote the incomparable 'Murder By Death'????? what a join-up, no???? but, nooooo, 'twas not to be.

this is an embarrassing movie to watch. not only are the baseball scenes painful (i mean, c'mon, a 185 pound 62 run slugger???), but believe me-- i have been a pro musician since '75--- ms. demornay's 'singing and dancing' scenes really and truly amateurishly bad--- i'm saying that this is a really really bad production!!!!!!!! in the story, she is supposed to possess a spark, an ability to perform that should be fanned to flame. believe me, all of her songs are producer-driven crap, no spark of genius in nary a one.

such a great collection of talent (did you know that mr. ritt directed both 'Hud', and 'Hombre'?) but this is a very badly put together piece of garbage.

i'm not really criticizing-- after all, everybody can have a bad day. hey, beethoven wrote 'Wellington's Victory March', one of the worst pieces in the classical literature.

but this is an example of ashby's/simon's worst day. it's really, really awful.


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