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The Slugger's Wife Details

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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

Cast

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

Crew

Hal Ashby
Director
Raymond Stark
Producer
Margaret Booth
Producer
Neil Simon
Screenwriter
Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer
Patrick Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Glen Ballard
Songwriter
Quincy Jones
Songwriter
Don Brochu
Editor
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
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