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(1987)

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J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) worked at Sloane Curtis Advertising which was the same firm in What Women Want (2000), a film directed by the writer of Baby Boom, Nancy Meyers.
At the end of the film, the credits list: "For Annie", who is the little girl sitting in the vet's office at the end (with her dog). This is actually Annie Meyers-Shyer, daughter of the directer Charles Shyer. In Disney's 1998 version of The Parent Trap (1998), which was directed by Charles Shyer's wife, Nancy Meyers, the twins played by Lindsay Lohan in the film were named after the real Annie Meyers-Shyer and her sister, Hallie Meyers-Shyer. However, at the end of this film, the credits list "For Hallie" instead.
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One film in a late 1980s Hollywood cycle of "baby pictures". The movies include Baby Boom (1987), For Keeps? (1988), Immediate Family (1989), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Look Who's Talking (1989) and She's Having a Baby (1988).
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Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the early-mid 1980s. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987) and 3 Men and a Baby (1987).
Nancy Meyers, the film's writer and producer, fell pregnant with her second child during principal photography on this picture.
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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".
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Writer-producer Nancy Meyers once said of this film: "Our movie is about someone who never planned on motherhood. The comedy comes from J.C.'s ineptness to deal with this surprise. Ten years ago [c. 1977], Baby Boom (1987) would have probably starred a man, because not until recently, with the great female drive toward careerism and success, would it be believable that a woman could be so ill-prepared for motherhood."
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Kim Basinger was offered the role of J.C., but turned it down.
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The movie spurred a short-lived thirteen-episode television series Baby Boom (1988) which was broadcast during 1988 and 1989.
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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.
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Actor Sam Wanamaker reprized his role as Fritz Curtis in the subsequent Baby Boom (1988) TV sitcom series.
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In Diane Keaton's biography "Diane Keaton: The Story of the Real Annie Hall (1977)" 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".
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Writer-producer Nancy Meyers and writer-director Charles Shyer were married when this film was made and released.
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One of a number of collaborations of the then husband and wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers.
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The first name(s) of J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) are never revealed.
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The infant Elizabeth Wiatt was actually played by two seventeen month old twin babies, they being Michelle Kennedy and Kristina Kennedy. The then bubs actually reprized their role as the kiddie in the subsequent Baby Boom (1988) TV series.
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Apart from voice work, this was the first time that Harold Ramis acted only as an actor on a cinema movie without also acting as a writer.
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First of two consecutive pictures where actress Diane Keaton played a mum. The subsequent film was The Good Mother (1988). That other movie was directed by Leonard Nimoy who directed 3 Men and a Baby (1987) which was first released in the same 1987 year as Baby Boom (1987).
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The nicknames of J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) were "J.C." and "Tiger Lady".
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Kate Jackson replaced Diane Keaton as J.C. Wiatt in the subsequent sitcom television series Baby Boom (1988).
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One of two 1987 films that actress Diane Keaton appeared in that were first released in that year. The other film was Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987).
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Diane Keaton received sole name-above-the-title sole billing on promotional materials for the picture including movie posters.
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One of numerous 1980s motion pictures made about "yuppies".
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One of two role-reversal baby films of the mid-late 1980s that were top-billed by a star who was last named "Keaton". Diane Keaton starred in Baby Boom (1987) whilst Michael Keaton headlined 1983's Mr. Mom (1983) about three years earlier. The two actor-comedians [to date, September 2013] though have never collaborated nor been star teamed together on a filmed production, despite their same last name, which is the same as silent film comedian Buster Keaton.
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Star Billing: Diane Keaton (1st), Harold Ramis (2nd), Sam Wanamaker (3rd), Sam Shepard (4th) and James Spader (5th).
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"It's played like a '40s comedy" according to Time Out. The picture was inspired by such 1930s and 1940s era comedies as Bachelor Mother (1939) and Woman of the Year (1942). The production notes for this picture stated that films from the 1930s and 1940s were used as a model for the movie. Writer-producer Nancy Meyers once said: "I always loved how Roz Russell [Rosalind Russell] and Katharine Hepburn portrayed working women. They wore wonderfully tailored suits, and always carried envelope bags under their arms as they walked through their offices dishing out orders".
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Two the film's lead cast were first named "Sam", they being Sam Shepard and Sam Wanamaker.
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The Dance Hall scenes were filmed in Grange Hall, Manchester, Vermont. Hopgood's store was filmed in Peru, Vermont.
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Linda Ellerbee:  The narrator at the beginning of the movie.
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