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The Slugger's Wife Details


This routine film should have been called the "rock singer's husband" because it is about the life of a baseball player affected by his love for a singer. Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) plays for the Atlanta Braves, and when he walks into a nightclub and sees an attractive woman singing (Rebecca DeMornay), he pulls up to home plate and is anxious to meet her. From then on, his persistence in courting her is unstoppable in spite of several unhappy setbacks, and finally their romance makes it to first base when she realizes she loves him too, and they are married. From that point onward, his career starts to soar, while her career begins to slide in the opposite direction. In fact, she has given up her job to go live with him on his home turf, and the sacrifice, in the end, proves to be too much. A separation is inevitable, and while he still has his teammates (Randy Quaid, Cleavant Derricks), he would rather have his wife back. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Michael O'Keefe
as Darryl Palmer
Rebecca De Mornay
as Debby Palmer
Martin Ritt
as Burley De Vito
Randy Quaid
as Moose Granger
Cleavant Derricks
as Manny Alvarado
Lisa Langlois
as Aline Cooper
Loudon Wainwright III
as Gary
Becky Pate
as Baseball Wife
Phillipe Fontanelli
as Waiter
Dan Biggers
as Preacher
Dennis Burkley
as Chuck
Lynn Whitfield
as Tina Alvarado
Nicandra Hood
as Nurse
Justine Thielemann
as Mrs. Granger
Pete Van Wieren
as Baseball Narrator
Al Garrison
as Guard
Anthony Peck
as Reporter
Danny Tucker
as Coach O'Brien
Martha Harrison
as Baseball Wife
John Lawhorn
as Coach Reckon
Erby Walker
as Waiter
Jerome Olds
as Musician
Kay McClelland
as Peggy
Chico Renfroe
as Reporter
Alisha Das
as Lola
Valerie Mitchell
as Waitress at Limelight
Ginger Taylor
as Sherry
Collin Fagan
as Umpire
Wallace Merck
as Fan in Limelight
George Stokes
as Stage Manager
Marc Clement
as Mr. Davis
Charles Darden
as Reporter
Georgann Johnson
as Marie De Vito
Al Hrobosky
as Baseball Player
Tina Kincaid
as Baseball Wife
Mort Schwartz
as Man
Brad Nessler
as Reporter
Skip Caray
as Sportscaster
Mark Fidrych
as Baseball Player
Alex Hawkins
as Hawkins
Nick Charles
as Sportscaster


Hal Ashby
Raymond Stark
Margaret Booth
Neil Simon
Caleb Deschanel
Patrick Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Glen Ballard
Quincy Jones
Don Brochu
J. Michael Riva
Production Designer
Rick Carter
Art Director
Shiela Haynes
Costume Designer
Mort Schwartz
Costume Designer
Darryl Athons
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Barbara Maggi