The Slugger's Wife


1h 45m 1985

Brief Synopsis

When baseball player Darryl Palmer falls in love with a singer named Debby, he repeatedly asks her out and each time he fails to get a date, his performance in his next game suffers. Eventually, Darryl and Debby do become a couple, his average goes up, and they get married. But Debby finds herself b

Film Details

Also Known As
Slugger's Wife
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1985
Production Company
Jim Stuebe

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

When baseball player Darryl Palmer falls in love with a singer named Debby, he repeatedly asks her out and each time he fails to get a date, his performance in his next game suffers. Eventually, Darryl and Debby do become a couple, his average goes up, and they get married. But Debby finds herself bored with marriage and baseball, and leaves to pursue her singing career. In response to the breakup, Darryl's career begins to slump, but after some time apart, the two decide to try to repair their marriage.

Crew

Bonnie Arnold

Assistant Production Coordinator

Darryl Athons

Costumer

Jerry A. Baerwitz

Unit Production Manager

Tom Bahler

Music Producer

Glen Ballard

Music

Glen Ballard

Song

Margaret Booth

Executive Producer

Kirk Borcherding

Auditor

Don Brochu

Editor

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Nacio Herb Brown

Song

Frank Bueno

Assistant Director

Jimmy Buffett

Song

Jimmy Buffett

Song Performer

Jim Bullock

Sound Editor

Neil Burrow

Sound Editor

David L Butler

Director Of Photography

Rick Carter

Art Director

Bernadette Cooper

Song

Don Coufal

Boom Operator

Dee D'orazio

Assistant Editor

Leslie Danis

Casting

Carlos Delarios

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Craig Denault

Camera Operator

Caleb Deschanel

Director Of Photography

Doreen Dixon

Adr Editor

Pennie Dupont

Casting

John Farnham

Song Performer

Don Felder

Song Performer

Don Felder

Song

Freddy Fender

Song Performer

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

James E Foote

Transportation Captain

Arthur Freed

Song

Lauri Gaffin

Assistant

Daniel C Gold

Assistant Camera

Albert Hammond

Song

Lee C Harman

Makeup

Clyde Hart

Key Grip

Shiela Haynes

Costumer

Gary Holt

Chief Lighting Technician

Steve Housewright

Production Assistant

James Ingram

Song Performer

James Ingram

Song

Joyce Irby

Song

Will Jennings

Song

Lucile Jones

Casting

Quincy Jones

Music

Quincy Jones

Music Producer

Mark Jordan

Song

Nik Kershaw

Song

Nik Kershaw

Song Performer

Michael J Kohut

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jerry Leiber

Song

Barbara Maggi

Makeup

Clif Magness

Song

Clif Magness

Music

Gary Manacher

Assistant

Tom Mccarthy

Supervising Sound Editor

Ray Mercer

Property Master

J D Del Moral

Music Lyrics

Ray O'reilly

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Julie Oberdorfer

Production Coordinator

Richard Page

Song

Sheila Possner

Production Assistant

Kaye Pownall

Hair Stylist

Silvano Ramos

Music

Virginia Randolph-weaver

Set Designer

Robert L Renn

Hair

Mike Ritt

Assistant Camera

J. Michael Riva

Production Designer

Dave Robbins

Song

Aaron Rochin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ann Roth

Costume Designer

Carole Bayer Sager

Music Lyrics

Carole Bayer Sager

Song

June Samson

Script Supervisor

Mort Schwartz

Costumer

John B. Sebastian

Song

Brian Setzer

Song

Richard Shorr

Sound Editor

Judy Siem

Production Secretary

Neil Simon

Screenplay

Elaine Smith

Location Manager

David Spence

Supervising Sound Editor

Bruce Springsteen

Song

Ray Stark

Producer

Van Stephenson

Song Performer

Van Stephenson

Song

Stephen Stills

Song

Annette Stillwell

Casting

George Stokes

Construction Coordinator

Mike Stoller

Song

Jim Stuebe

Cable Operator

Sarah Taylor

Song

Sarah Taylor

Song Performer

Greg Toree

Production Assistant

Michael Utley

Song

Mark Vieha

Song

George C Villasenor

Editor

Bruce Weintraub

Set Decorator

Jeffrey S Wexler

Sound Mixer

Patrick Williams

Music

Mark Wilson

Apprentice Editor

Donald Yorkshire

Assistant Director

Neil Young

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Slugger's Wife
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1985
Production Company
Jim Stuebe

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Articles

Ray Stark (1915-2004)


Ray Stark, the celebrated Hollywood producer who opened the world for Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (1968), and was a recipient of the distinguished Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences for his services to the movie industry, died of natural causes on January 17th in Los Angeles. He was 88.

Born on October 3, 1915 in New York City, Stark was educated at Rutgers University and New York University Law School. After graduation, he started his entertainment career selling radio scripts before he became a literary agent for such notable writers as Ben Hecht, Thomas P. Costain, and Raymond Chandler. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Stark - who had show-business connections through his mother-in-law, Broadway legend Fanny Brice - eventually became a top Hollywood agent at Famous Artists, where he represented such stars as Marilyn Monroe, William Holden, Kirk Douglas, and Lana Turner.

By 1957, Stark was hungry to develop more of a taste in the film business, so he formed a partnership with fellow producer Elliott Hyman to create the independent movie firm, Seven Arts Productions. Stark's first film production credit was the popular drama The World of Suzie Wong (1960) starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan; and he followed that up with an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' superb Night of the Iguana (1964) with Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner.

Around this time, Stark had the ambition to produce a musical based on the life of his late mother-in-law, and produced his first Broadway musical - Funny Girl. The musical opened on March 24, 1964 and made Barbra Streisand the toast of the Great White Way. Eventually, Stark would make the film adaptation four years later, and Streisand would win the Academy Award for Best Actress. Stark would also arrange a contract with Streisand to do three more movies for him within the next 10 years that still prove to be the most interesting of her career: the hilarious sex farce The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) with George Segal; the romantic drama The Way We Were (1973) with Robert Redford; and the sequel to her film debut Funny Lady (1975) co-starring Omar Sharif.

Stark also delivered another Broadway luminary to the movie going masses when he brought a string of well-acted, Neil Simon comedies to the silver screen, most notably: The Goodbye Girl (1977) with Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss (Oscar winner, Best Actor); The Sunshine Boys (1975) with Walter Matthau and George Burns (Oscar winner, Best Supporting Actor); California Suite (1978) with Alan Alda, Michael Caine, and Dame Maggie Smith (Oscar winner, Best Supporting Actress); the nostalgic Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) with Blythe Danner; and Biloxi Blues (1988) with Matthew Broderick. He also produced Steel Magnolias (1989), with an ensemble cast that introduced audiences to a radiantly young Julia Roberts. In television, Stark won an Emmy award for the HBO's telefilm Barbarians at the Gate (1993). His last credit as a producer (at age 84) was the Harrison Ford picture Random Hearts (1999).

Although he never won an Academy Award, Stark earned the most prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1980 and the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America in 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy, and granddaughter, Allison.

by Michael T. Toole
Ray Stark (1915-2004)

Ray Stark (1915-2004)

Ray Stark, the celebrated Hollywood producer who opened the world for Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (1968), and was a recipient of the distinguished Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences for his services to the movie industry, died of natural causes on January 17th in Los Angeles. He was 88. Born on October 3, 1915 in New York City, Stark was educated at Rutgers University and New York University Law School. After graduation, he started his entertainment career selling radio scripts before he became a literary agent for such notable writers as Ben Hecht, Thomas P. Costain, and Raymond Chandler. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Stark - who had show-business connections through his mother-in-law, Broadway legend Fanny Brice - eventually became a top Hollywood agent at Famous Artists, where he represented such stars as Marilyn Monroe, William Holden, Kirk Douglas, and Lana Turner. By 1957, Stark was hungry to develop more of a taste in the film business, so he formed a partnership with fellow producer Elliott Hyman to create the independent movie firm, Seven Arts Productions. Stark's first film production credit was the popular drama The World of Suzie Wong (1960) starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan; and he followed that up with an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' superb Night of the Iguana (1964) with Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner. Around this time, Stark had the ambition to produce a musical based on the life of his late mother-in-law, and produced his first Broadway musical - Funny Girl. The musical opened on March 24, 1964 and made Barbra Streisand the toast of the Great White Way. Eventually, Stark would make the film adaptation four years later, and Streisand would win the Academy Award for Best Actress. Stark would also arrange a contract with Streisand to do three more movies for him within the next 10 years that still prove to be the most interesting of her career: the hilarious sex farce The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) with George Segal; the romantic drama The Way We Were (1973) with Robert Redford; and the sequel to her film debut Funny Lady (1975) co-starring Omar Sharif. Stark also delivered another Broadway luminary to the movie going masses when he brought a string of well-acted, Neil Simon comedies to the silver screen, most notably: The Goodbye Girl (1977) with Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss (Oscar winner, Best Actor); The Sunshine Boys (1975) with Walter Matthau and George Burns (Oscar winner, Best Supporting Actor); California Suite (1978) with Alan Alda, Michael Caine, and Dame Maggie Smith (Oscar winner, Best Supporting Actress); the nostalgic Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) with Blythe Danner; and Biloxi Blues (1988) with Matthew Broderick. He also produced Steel Magnolias (1989), with an ensemble cast that introduced audiences to a radiantly young Julia Roberts. In television, Stark won an Emmy award for the HBO's telefilm Barbarians at the Gate (1993). His last credit as a producer (at age 84) was the Harrison Ford picture Random Hearts (1999). Although he never won an Academy Award, Stark earned the most prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1980 and the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America in 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy, and granddaughter, Allison. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States Spring March 29, 1985

Began shooting March 14, 1984

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1985