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Baby Boom (1987)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Buchner
Kristina Kennedy ...
Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy ...
Elizabeth Wiatt
Ken Arrenberg
Hughes Larrabee
Verne Boone
Kim Sebastian ...
Charlotte Elkman
Elizabeth Bennett ...
Mrs. Atwood
Peter Elbling ...
Maitre D'


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña?  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,413, 12 October 1987, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie spurred a short-lived thirteen-episode television series Baby Boom (1988) which was broadcast during 1988 and 1989. See more »


As Elizabeth was the child of J.C.'s "mother's cousin's daughter's son" (Andrew), it is very unlikely that they would have the same last name, as mentioned when she is reading the will. See more »


Stockboy: [pushing cart overflowing with toys to J.C.'s taxi; J.C. holds Elizabeth] Believe me, J.C., you made the right choice. You're going to be a partner, for Christ's sake - your career comes first. Look at it this way.
J.C. Wiatt: Yeah.
Stockboy: [stops cart next to taxi] You spend a few days with her, you got her all these toys, $1700 worth of clothes. Come on, that's not a bad haul, if you ask me.
J.C. Wiatt: [extends hand] Well, I just want to say thank you for your support, Jesus.
Stockboy: [shakes J.C.'s hand] Hey, no problem! Nice to meet ...
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Referenced in Hart of Dixie: Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms (2012) See more »


I'll Never Smile Again
Written by Ruth Lowe
Played on the radio
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Babies are big business
6 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

J.C. (Diane Keaton) is a business executive with a fast-paced existence, including power lunches, serious hair and more. Her life is turned upside down, however, when a close relative dies and leaves J.C. in charge of a toddler girl. Suddenly, big promotions or assignments are not coming J.C.'s way and she decides to move to Vermont and be a stay at home mother. There, she meets attractive Dr. Jeff (Sam Shepard). However, her old house needs many repairs and she must make some cash. Will she opt to return to her former life?

This darling movie features Keaton at the top of her game. Her initial reactions to becoming a mother are hilarious. Shepard, also, does a fun turn as the one eligible bachelor anywhere in sight in the Vermont setting. Big corporations take a pretty severe beating as depicted in this film but it is all in fun. If you go to the library or video store and the hot new stuff is checked out, try to find this film instead. It is worthy of recognition among those who like romance movies and for those who think they don't.

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