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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Cleavant Derricks ...
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 ...
Guard
NiCandra Hood ...
Nurse (as Nicandra Hood)
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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How can a woman walk out on a love like this? Just Watch! 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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The name of Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe)'s baseball team was the Atlanta Braves. See more »

Goofs

Right before Palmer his 62nd home run, the announcer says "Everyone is standing here in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium." We then see a full stadium with a very unexcited and seated crowd (although it could just be announcer's hyperbole). 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

EL RANCHO GRANDE (I LOVE MY RANCHO GRANDE)
Music by Silvano Ramos
Spanish words by J.D. Del Moral
Performed by Freddy Fender
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A very bad Baseball movie.
6 April 2003 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

By the 1980's there were few good and even fewer great Baseball movies.

Then films like The Natural, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams and Eight men out came along. There was even a good HBO baseball film called "Long Gone." In the middle of these came "The Slugger's wife" and I sure wish it hadn't. This is a terrible movie. Bad story, bad acting and unrealistic baseball scenes. You should watch the other films I mentioned instead.


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