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 <>

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J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks. See more »


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Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña?  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)

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Did You Know?


In Diane Keaton's biography "Diane Keaton: The Story of the Real Annie Hall" by Jonathon Moor, it states: "On the first day of shooting, when Diane walked onto the set the whole crew stopped and stared. Used to her highly individual rummage-sale look they couldn't believe this sophisticated, glamorous lady with a body was the layered, hidden Diane everyone knows. Someone, in total admiration, said to her, "You look like...." "A female of the species?" laughed Diane". See more »


When JC gets a flat tire on the side of the road, she jacks up the car before loosening the lug nuts. See more »


J.C. Wiatt: I can't have a baby because I have a 12:30 lunch meeting
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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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