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The Slugger's Wife (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 29 March 1985 (USA)
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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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
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Coach O'Brien
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Tina Alvarado
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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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Comedy | Music | Romance | Sport

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Director Martin Ritt, a former actor, appears in a major role in the movie as Atlanta Braves Manager, Burly DeVito. The part was a rare appearance by Ritt in a motion picture and was also his final appearance as an actor in a film. 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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Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

HEY HEY MY MY
Written by Neil Young and Jeff Blackburn (uncredited)
Produced by Tom Bähler, Brock Walsh and John Van Tongeren
Performed by Rebecca De Mornay and Loudon Wainwright III
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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ZZZZZ 3 out of 10
26 February 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

The premise for this movie wasn't bad: Major leaguer finds love with a rock singer in route to a home run record season. Problem is, the two lead characters, especially the male lead, are totally unsympathetic! The male lead is such a boorish ass that I found myself rooting against him most of the movie. I was hoping Debbie, the female lead, would run off with Randy Quaid! If you have a choice between watching this movie or sliding down a huge cheese grater, well, I might choose the latter. : )


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