The Slugger's Wife (1985)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Music, Romance

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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.



  • Lisa Langlois in The Slugger's Wife (1985)
  • Rebecca De Mornay and Loudon Wainwright III in The Slugger's Wife (1985)
  • Martin Ritt in The Slugger's Wife (1985)
  • Hal Ashby in The Slugger's Wife (1985)
  • Lisa Langlois in The Slugger's Wife (1985)
  • Neil Simon in The Slugger's Wife (1985)

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17 August 2000 | michaelRokeefe
| Going, going...your choice:bomb or dud?
Interesting enough story from Neil Simon, but by the time we get to the ninth hit. Something derailed this project early; mediocre script and below par acting. Michael O'Keefe plays Darryl Palmer, a member of the Atlanta Braves that is in a terrible hitting slump. He falls hard for a beautiful aspiring rock star played by Rebecca De Mornay. The romance inspires the slugger to start hitting away at a home run record. The championship is now riding on the slugger's success, but there is trouble brewing between the ballplayer and singer.

O'Keefe does a pretty good job of playing an arrogant, self centered ball player. On the other hand, De Mornay is nice to look at, but just does not fit the material she has to work with.

It is hard to believe that Simon, the acclaimed writer he is, did not give us at least one character we could really care about. Also in the cast are Randy Quaid, Lisa Langolis and Martin Ritt.

If you want a good baseball/romance movie try BULL DURHAM or FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME.

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Opening Weekend:

$1,314,993 (USA) (31 March 1985)


$1,878,561 (USA)

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