The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

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J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell... Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)
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Producer Nancy Meyers once said of the casting in this film of actor Sam Shepard: "From the beginning, we were told to forget trying to get Sam to portray a character who doesn't enter the film until the third act. But we sent the script care of a True Value Hardware Store in Virginia, and two days later he said he'd do it". See more »

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When J.C. is canning applesauce, she puts a lid on the jars and puts them on the shelf. The applesauce will spoil unless the jars sit in boiling water for a few minutes. See more »

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J.C. Wiatt: Now look. There is nothing in the world to get uptight about. We are two summa cum laudes. We can handle one little baby for eight hours.
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Referenced in Hart of Dixie: Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms (2012) See more »

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Everchanging Times
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Bill Conti
Performed by Siedah Garrett
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
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Baby Boom
3 July 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Sweeter than sugar Keaton is delightfully charming in this pleasant comedy about a high powered business executive who lives in her work, until she inherits a baby girl from distant relatives who have been killed. Lovely all the way through with a witty script from Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer and good support from the always wonderful Shepard and from Sam Wannamaker.


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