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The Slugger's Wife (1985)

The Slugger's Wife (1985)

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In this Neil Simon film, baseball player Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) falls in love with singer Debby (Rebecca De Mornay) and discovers that his performance on the field depends on her presence. However, when Debby longs to pursue her own dreams and goals, she and Darryl are faced with some difficult decisions.

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Cast

Rebecca De Mornay
as Debby Palmer
Michael O'Keefe
as Darryl Palmer
Danny Tucker
as Coach O'Brien
Lynn Whitfield
as Tina Alvarado
Julie Kemp
as Paloma
Dan Biggers
as Preacher
Justine Thielemann
as Iris Granger
Marc Clement
as Mr. Davis
Richard Alan Reiner
as Patron at Zelda's
Valerie Mitchell
as Waitress at Limelight
Stephen H. Stier
as Varsity Patron
David R. Yood
as Cop in Varsity
Alex Hawkins
as Hawkins
Harmon L. Wages
as Interviewer
Jerome Olds
as Musician
Kevin James Barnes
as Public Address
John Lawhorn
as Coach Reckon
Tina Kincaid
as Baseball Wife
Martha Harrison
as Baseball Wife
Becky Pate
as Baseball Wife
Wallace Merck
as Fan in Limelight
Bill G. Fite
as Catcher
Al Hrobosky
as Baseball Player
George Stokes
as Stage Manager
Mark Fidrych
as Baseball Player
Pete Van Wieren
as Baseball Narrator
Ernie Johnson
as Baseball Narrator
Skip Caray
as Sportscaster
Nick Charles
as Sportscaster
Chico Renfroe
as Reporter
Tony Peck
as Reporter
Paul S. Ryden
as Reporter
Brad Nessler
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The Slugger's Wife

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Simon's not in a lighthearted mood, and so the silliness of the story gets bogged down in all sorts of gloomy neuroses, angry denunciations, and painful self-analysis.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Resoundingly unfunny.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

It is one of the most disappointing, least credible films about baseball in recent memory.

October 31, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Neil Simon on auto-pilot; the results are dreadful

November 24, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

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