The Slugger's Wife

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125381
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135267 | DOI:
The Slugger's Wife

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This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film The Slugger's Wife. This film was produced by Ray Stark, written by Neil Simon and starred Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay and Randy Quaid. The film received so much criticism that negatively affected its box-office performance. Though it was a high-profile, mega-budget movie made by highly respected individuals, it was a huge flop, taking only $1.8 million in receipts, less than 10 percent of what it had cost.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; The Slugger's Wife; Ray Stark; Neil Simon; Michael O'Keefe; Rebecca De Mornay; Randy Quaid; box-office performance

Chapter.  6989 words. 

Subjects: Film

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