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      The Slugger's Wife

      PG-13 1985 1 hr. 45 min. Romance Comedy List
      0% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 21% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Atlanta Braves outfielder Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) falls in love with Debby Huston (Rebecca De Mornay) after seeing her perform in a nightclub. Inspired by his new relationship, Darryl begins hitting home runs whenever the singer is in the stands, and soon the pair are married. As Darryl strives to set a new home run record, his constant need for Debby's presence alarms her. Realizing she has to focus on her own career, Debby leaves, causing Darryl's game to suffer. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 04 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Decent B flick movie. Baseball drama and a love affair Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Even breaking Roger Maris' long-standing single season home run record of 61 is bittersweet for Braves slugger, Darryl Palmer, when his wife leaves him to pursue a singing career. Palmer is a bit too cocky to feel a ton of sympathy for. Liked seeing the old jerseys and pitchers Fidrych and Hrabosky - even if neither of them actually pitched for the Astros. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A baseball players career is in jeopardy when his girlfriend isn't by his side. Of course, when she's with him he becomes Stan Musial. Worst adaptation of a Neil Simon play. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Typically dreadful Neil Simon film revolving around self-absorbed (most emphatically displayed with his personalized 'Slugger' bathrobe) Atlanta Braves player and his aspiring-singer wife. The pennant chase and pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record are deadeningly portrayed against a subpar musical lineup featuring bad cover tunes. Ex-pros Mark Fidrych and Al Hrabosky are featured as Astros (!) pitchers. Most interesting is the fan who gives up the million dollar 62nd home run ball for the slugger out of the goodness of his heart; how the times have changed. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member another baseball pic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I love baseball and music, but this is one of the worst movies I have seen. The acting is bad, the baseball scenes look fake, the singing isn't good, and the story stinks. Had I not checked the DVD out of the library, I would feel I had wasted my money. Since I didn't pay to watch it, I didn't waste my money, but I certainly wasted my time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times 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. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times Resoundingly unfunny. Rated: 1/5 Aug 30, 2004 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...increasingly erratic... Rated: 2/4 Aug 23, 2021 Full Review David Elliott Copley News Service This is the most nakedly calculated film Simon has written (which is really saying something), and also the least funny. Nov 18, 2019 Full Review TV Guide It is one of the most disappointing, least credible films about baseball in recent memory. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 31, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 17, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Atlanta Braves outfielder Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) falls in love with Debby Huston (Rebecca De Mornay) after seeing her perform in a nightclub. Inspired by his new relationship, Darryl begins hitting home runs whenever the singer is in the stands, and soon the pair are married. As Darryl strives to set a new home run record, his constant need for Debby's presence alarms her. Realizing she has to focus on her own career, Debby leaves, causing Darryl's game to suffer.
      Director
      Hal Ashby
      Production Co
      Rastar Films, Delphi II Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 18, 2015
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround
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