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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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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29 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife  »

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The announcers Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray are the real Braves announcers with the latter two still working for TBS and the Braves Radio Network (as of 2004). Johnson's son Ernie Johnson, Jr. can still be seen on TNT's NBA coverage. Caray is the son of the late legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray. 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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Referenced in Deadly Eyes: An Interview with Lisa Langlois (2014) See more »

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HUNGRY HEART
Written by Bruce Springsteen
Produced by Tom Bähler, Brock Walsh and John Van Tongeren
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Complete wash out
25 September 1999 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Baseball player meets rockstar - they marry and have difficulty adjusting to each other's different lives. Not only was I very disappointed when I saw this film, but I actually felt robbed of two hours of my life. I get angry when I think about the time I wasted watching this movie. Judging by cast and crew, it should've been a halfway decent movie. Not in the least... ranks as one of the worst I've ever seen. Not romantic, not comedic...not an honest or unique moment in this whole film. Bull Durham is a much better example of romance/baseball movie... Slapshot is also a better sports/comedy movie, with a subplot about the difficulty of being married to a professional player.


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