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Baby Boom (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 October 1987 (USA)
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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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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña?  »

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$26,712,476 (USA)

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The Dance Hall scenes were filmed in Grange Hall, Manchester, Vermont. Hopgood's store was filmed in Peru, Vermont. See more »


When JC arrives at the new house in Vermont, she opens the SUV door and takes the baby out of the car seat without unbuckling her first. See more »


Helga Von Haupt: I think you should know from the start that I am a full-charged nanny. I don't argue and I do not like to be argued with.
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Moonlight in Vermont
Music by Karl Suessdorf
Lyrics by John Blackburn
Played by The Moonlighters at the town dance
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29 October 2005 | by (United States - Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Having watched it 10 times because my wife has watched it 30 times, our kids now ask to watch it too.

It really has something for the whole family and it's good clean fun. It's not an Oscar movie but that's OK because i don't think they intended it to be that polished or intense - just an all around good movie.

It has the classic conflict of deciding which is more important - family or the job. JC can't "have it all" but sure tries hard and gets very close.

Good thing we upgraded to the DVD, the tape was wearing out!

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