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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
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Burly DeVito, Braves Manager
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Gary
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Sherry, Hired Date
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Peggy, Hired Date
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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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Most of the club scenes in this movie were shot in the, now defunct, Limelight disco. The Limelight featured thousands of lights that danced to and sang with the music every night of the year in an environment that made Studio 54 in New York it's younger brother. See more »

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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 »

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Burly DeVito: I'm a manager, not a pimp!
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LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH
Written by Stephen Stills
Produced by Tom Bähler, Brock Walsh and John Van Tongeren
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Bush league.
20 April 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

What happened here?? Take Neil Simon, maybe the most successful playwright alive who has turned many scripts into popular and acclaimed movies; and Hal Ashby, also highly acclaimed director of a diverse group of films. What do you get? It turns out not only to be less than the sum of its parts, but arguably the worst work either man has done.

It wouldn't be much of an argument, either. Filming was done in and around Atlanta and word soon spread that the new picture was a real dud. Word was right. This movie is flatter than 3-day old soda. The main culprit here is Simon. In the past he's been known for his trademark snappy and witty dialog. There's none of that here. The story line is DOA and full of uninteresting, dislikable characters. I'm sure none of the actors involved put this item very high on their resumes, either.

Fortunately Simon recovered from what can only be seen as an aberration. Ashby only made one more film before his death, but thankfully his reputation is built on other, much better work than this.


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