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3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  25 November 1987 (USA)
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Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francine Beers ...
Woman at Gift Shop
Lisa Blair ...
Michelle Blair ...
Det. Sgt. Melkowitz
Barbara Budd ...
Dramatic Actress
Michael Burgess ...
Handsome Man at Party
Claire Cellucci ...
Man #1 at Party
Jan Clopatz


Three bachelor friends - architect Peter, artist Michael, and actor Jack are sharing an apartment in Manhattan. After Jack goes filming in Turkey his two flatmates find his baby daughter - which Jack doesn't know about - left outside their door. The two are left to look after the baby, and realise how difficult this can be. How would this baby change the life style of these confirmed bachelors? Written by Sami Al-Taher <>

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Peter, Michael and Jack know a thing or two about women. But when it comes to babies, they're all wet. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family


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Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Men and a Baby  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)


$167,780,960 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The highest-grossing movie of 1987 in the United States. See more »


In the same scene when Jacks mother comes to visit Mary, when she walks past the sofa to the right there is a prop of a rifle standing on end right behind the sofa as they walk across the room. When they walk back across the room to the left, the cardboard cut out is in the window. See more »


Peter Mitchell: [to the baby] Your daddy's a dead man.
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Yes, all men are incapable of handling one small child.
24 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Yes, if we are to believe this movie men who do not have a female present have absolutely no idea how to raise a baby are do anything. Not only is this child left in the care of one guy, but three all of which have no clue how to raise a baby and are completely lost, so all three roommates were only children are had no younger siblings to take care of. If this is the case then you can easily title this movie Three women and a baby as they would be just as lost in that scenario as a guy would be, but for some reason people think women just magically know what to do and men are idiots when it comes to children. The three idiots in question here are Tom Selleck and Ted Danson, known mainly for television work and Steve Guttenberg known mainly for being really lucky to have a Hollywood career. This film is also known for starring a cardboard cutout of a boy who was supposedly a ghost of some kid who blew his brains out by accident in the apartment where this film was shot even though all interior shots of the place were on a set. One has to wonder how much of this movie's success came from the story and how much came from idiots who wanted to see this movie cause they thought there was a ghost in it. In the end, this film is like a long list of crappy films that have babies and idiots raising them and for me it was not very good. I like Ted Danson, but he is basically doing his Sam Malone here, in fact in every movie he was in during this era he was usually in Sam Malone character. However, he is the best thing in the movie and has the funniest moments while Selleck and Guttenberg play lame clueless idiots.

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