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Nancy Meyers (written by) &
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Release Date:
30 October 1987 (USA) See more »
J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks. See more »
The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cute comedy See more (51 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Diane Keaton ... J.C. Wiatt

Sam Shepard ... Dr. Jeff Cooper

Harold Ramis ... Steven Buchner
Kristina Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt

Sam Wanamaker ... Fritz Curtis

James Spader ... Ken Arrenberg

Pat Hingle ... Hughes Larrabee
Britt Leach ... Verne Boone

Linda Ellerbee ... Narrator
Kim Sebastian ... Robin

Mary Gross ... Charlotte Elkman
Patricia Estrin ... Secretary
Elizabeth Bennett ... Mrs. Atwood
Peter Elbling ... Maitre D'

Shera Danese ... Cloak Room Attendant

Beverly Todd ... Ann Bowen
Angel David ... Stockboy
Nicholas Cascone ... Delivery Boy
William Frankfather ... Merle White
Annie O'Donnell ... Wilma White

George Petrie ... Everett Sloane (as George O. Petrie)
Patti Johns ... Nanny

Annie Golden ... Nanny
Jennifer Balgobin ... Nanny

Victoria Jackson ... Eve
Marianne Doherty ... Food Chain Secretary
John C. Cooke ... Dwayne
Carol Gillies ... Helga Von Haupt
Eugenie Ross-Leming ... Park Mom
Dori Brenner ... Park Mom

Jane Elliot ... Park Mom

Ben Diskin ... Ben (as Benjamin Diskin)

Paxton Whitehead ... 'Center' Instructor

Constance Forslund ... Receptionist
John J. Philbin ... Oldtimer
Richard Humphreys ... Oldtimer

Hansford Rowe ... Sam Potts
Billy Beck ... Roofer
Margaret Hussey ... Realtor
Mary O'Sullivan ... Katie Potts

Katherine Borowitz ... Yuppie Wife

Robin Bartlett ... Yuppie Wife

Chris Noth ... Yuppie Husband (as Christopher Noth)

Barry Heins ... Yuppie Husband
Lisa Fuller ... Stacy
Kate O'Connell ... Store Owner
Mary Peters ... Postmaster
Elizabeth Philbin ... Nurse / Mayor
Annie Meyers-Shyer ... Little Girl in Vermont
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crystal Echeverria Adams ... Playground child (uncredited)
Trisha Lawson Adams ... Playground child (uncredited)

Cathy Cahn ... Mom in the Better Baby School (uncredited)

Selga Sanders ... Mom (uncredited)
Jim Shelton ... Father in the Better Baby School (uncredited)
Betsy Lynn Thompson ... Identical Twin (uncredited)
Carol Gwynn Thompson ... Identical - Babysitter (uncredited)

Margaret Whitton ... Executive in Conference Room (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Shyer 
Writing credits
Nancy Meyers (written by) &
Charles Shyer (written by)

Produced by
Bruce A. Block .... associate producer
Nancy Meyers .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lynzee Klingman 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Howard 
Art Direction by
Beala Neel 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Fischer 
Costume Design by
Susan Becker 
Makeup Department
Tom Lucas .... makeup artist
K.G. Ramsey .... hair department head (as Ramsey)
Production Management
Michele Ader .... unit production manager
G. Mac Brown .... unit production manager: East Coast second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce A. Block .... second unit director: East Coast second unit
Vebe Borge .... additional second assistant director: East Coast second unit
Barbara Gelman .... additional second assistant director
Carole Keligian .... second assistant director
John T. Kretchmer .... first assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Art Department
Bill MacSems .... property master
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Michael John Bateman .... supervising adr editor
Sue Breitrose .... adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editorial staff
David L. Horton Jr. .... sound editorial staff (as David Horton Jr.)
David M. Horton .... sound editorial staff (as David Horton Sr.)
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer
Bill Nelson .... sound mixer
Sonny Pettijohn .... adr editor (as Sonya Pettijohn)
Hank Salerno .... adr editor
Corinne Sessarego .... adr editor (as Corrine Sessarego)
Jules Strasser .... boom operator
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Bill Wylie .... sound editorial staff
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Kim Maitland .... sound recordist: New York (uncredited)
Mychal Smith .... utility sound (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Ken Marschall .... matte artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald H. Boatright .... chief lighting technician (as Gerald Boatright)
Don Cropper .... second assistant camera
David E. Diano .... camera operator: "a" camera (as David Diano)
David Greene .... additional photographer: East Coast second unit
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer: East Coast second unit
Al LaVerde .... key grip
Marc Margulies .... first assistant camera
Jack Priestley .... director of photography: East Coast second unit
Lex Rawlins .... second assistant camera
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Ty Suehiro .... best boy grip
Richard Turner .... first assistant camera
Joseph F. Valentine .... panaglide operator (as Joseph Valentine)
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip
Don Yamasaki .... best boy
Casting Department
Reatha Grey .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Carol Lefko .... casting associate
Ann Miller .... casting: Vermont, East Coast second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemarie Fall .... costume supervisor: women
James Lapidus .... costume supervisor: men
Lisa Lovaas .... assistant to costume designer
Walter Rivera .... costumer: men, East Coast second unit
Editorial Department
Lawrence Jordan .... first assistant film editor (as Larry Fallick)
Kate McGowan .... assistant film editor (as Dorothy McGowan)
Maggie Ostroff .... apprentice film editor
Location Management
David Berthiaume .... location manager
Rick Dallago .... location manager: East Coast second unit
Joe O'Har .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Jack Eskew .... orchestrator
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor (as Steve Hope)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Chuck Hanson .... transportation coordinator
Bobby Marsh .... driver
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Irene Brafstein .... welfare worker
Julie B. Crane .... assistant: Ms. Meyers and Mr. Shyer (as Julie Crane)
Alan Jacques .... projectionist
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Stevie Lazo .... assistant production accountant
Marge Sperling .... assistant production office coordinator
Cathy K. Stoia .... production coordinator: East Coast second unit
Jimmy Wagner .... baby coordinator (as Jimmy 'Bubbles' Wagner)
Maureen Dooling .... production coordinator (uncredited)

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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The United Artists chief Anthony Thomopoulos once said that exit polls research on this picture in theaters showed that the movie appealed to an older age group of the 25+ age bracket.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The film takes place roughly over a year, but Elizabeth barely ages from the beginning to the end of the film.See more »
J.C. Wiatt:[crying in Dr. Cooper's office] Sex? I can't even say the word... not that I was ever really into it, but... when you don't have any and there are no prospects, well, it's very upsetting!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
I'll Never Smile AgainSee more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Cute comedy, 16 June 2001
Author: jhaggardjr from Chicago, Illinois

"Baby Boom" is a cute, sweet, and charming comedy with a funny performance by Diane Keaton as a New York career woman who has her life turned upside down when she inherits a baby from a distant relative. The first half of "Baby Boom" is dynamite, when Keaton has to deal with the frustrations of early motherhood and handle her job almost at the same time. The scene where she tries to put a diaper on the toddler is classic comedy. I was explosively laughing out loud at that scene. Another very funny moment is when Keaton interviews potenial nannies. Who would have ever thought that she would interview an Iranian woman for the position? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The second half isn't quite as hilarious as the first. It does tend to sag just a tad bit, but that doesn't hurt the film. As a whole, "Baby Boom" is a terrific comedy that I thought was better than "3 Men and a Baby", which came out in theaters just after this one. "3 Men and a Baby" was funny too, but "Baby Boom" is funnier.

***1/2 (out of four)

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