PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance
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.
Director Hal Ashby was fired from this picture. 'DVD Verdict' reports that "Ashby was fired from The Slugger's Wife (1985) after [writer Neil] Simon objected to Ashby's willingness to allow his cast to improvise new dialogue and situations. (Simon, being a typical writer, demanded that his scripts be filmed verbatim.) The picture was finished and edited without Ashby. The result was panned by critics upon release".
I'm a manager, not a pimp!
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).
$1,314,993 (USA) (31 March 1985)
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