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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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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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A love story about two of America's favourite pastimes. 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,314,993, 31 March 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,878,561
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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 »

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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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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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The slugger strikes out
30 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This had to be one of the worst movies ever made. Unrealistic and makes baseball look like a total joke. The acting was consistent with the movie.......terrible. Why did it take me so long to acknowledge this movie? The embarrassment of seeing it, I guess.


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