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The Slugger's Wife (1985)

PG-13  |   |  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)
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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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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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According to Vincent Leo at Qwipster's Movie Reviews, the picture was "Marred by lots of problems in production behind the scenes...veteran director Hal Ashby (Being There (1979), Coming Home (1978)) had trouble working with the script by famed playwright Neil Simon (The Lonely Guy (1984), The The Odd Couple (1968)) to the detriment of the overall story. Simon was not one that liked anyone tampering with his scripts, and Ashby was an actor's director, allowing his thespians much leeway to alter dialogue in the way they see fit to make it work for them. Ashby was canned during the post-production, leaving the editing chores to the producers, who did everything they could to try to regain Simon's original vision, but to little avail." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

LOVE (IT'S JUST THE WAY IT GOES)
Produced by Glen Ballard and Clif Magness
Performed by John Farnham and Sarah M. Taylor
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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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