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
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Toward the end of filming, the babies that play Mary, were less entranced by the actors around her, and became enticed by the microphone. She would start to follow it with her gaze, and not look at the actors. Leonard Nimoy and other crew members had to start hiding the microphone and disguising it from the baby's view. See more »
When Jack's mother comes to visit Mary, you can see in the background what appears to be a little boy standing in front of a window. There is a rumor that this is the ghost of a little boy who died in the apartment in which the film was shot. This rumor is false, as the interiors were all shot on a sound stage in a movie studio. The "ghost" is actually a cardboard cut-out of Jack wearing a tuxedo. This prop appears later in the film, when Mary's mother comes to collect her. Some argue that "it's smaller" or "it's dressed differently", but close examination reveals that it really is the cardboard prop. See more »
Hush little baby, don't you cry. When Peter gets home, I'm gonna punch him in the eye.
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Not a piece of film art. Just a feel good movie with a gangster subplot and a creepy "ghost" thrown in for good measure.
First about the movie itself. It works. No it is not 'Citizen Kane' but it is full of funny or sweet (or both) scenes and it does its job as a feel good comedy. I understand why cynics would look down at this movie: It is an 80s comedy, it has Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson in it, it has a simple story and a cute baby in it and the three sworn bachelors start to like the baby. That was an attempt at sarcasm because I really hate cynics. But I, unlike some people, do not object to a movie that tries to make the audience feel good and put a smile on their faces. This movie did just that. The situations are funny: Selleck, Guttenberg, and Danson trying to feed and change the baby is funny because the 3 leads are just good at playing three guys who are completely involved in their careers, girlfriends and parties and have no clue whatsoever as to what to do with a baby. Guttenberg: "She need to be changed"; Selleck: "I'll give you a $1000 if you do it." That line works for me because the way Selleck says it makes you realize he is serious - he will really pay that money to get out of changing her. The baby is very cute and the movie is just generally sweet. The set designer did a great job on this apartment by the way. It is one cool apartment that never seems to end. Every room leads to more and more rooms and glass ceilings and glass walls, and TVs and cool furniture and it's no wonder 3 guys share the apartment - think of the rent! The gangster subplot is well, a gangster subplot. I like the part when the guys first realize they are dealing with gangsters. Some of it is amusing and some of it is less amusing. Overall, this subplot never bothered me. The movie is funny, sweet, feel-good 80s fare and it is meant to be a light, enjoyable experience. I understand why it was such a big hit.
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