5.9/10
38,166
42 user 21 critic

3 Men and a Baby (1987)

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
4,364 ( 1,608)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This time, a new baby is on the way, and it's a girl. Wrapped together with the standard conflict between mother and father, Mikey engages in a bit of sibling rivalry with his new sister.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short
Short Circuit (1986)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In this, the third film, it's the pets who do the talking. The Ubriacco's find themselves the owners of two dogs, Rocks, a street wise cross breed, and Daphne, a spoiled pedigree poodle. ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ropelewski
Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, David Gallagher
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

Director: William Dear
Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney
Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young
My Girl (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd
Sister Act (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Rebecca
...
Patty
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 ...
Angelyne
...
Man #1 at Party
...
Jan Clopatz
Edit

Storyline

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 <staher2000@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Men and a Baby  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$167,780,960 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When it was announced that one hundred dress extras would be hired for a party scene taking place in Tom Selleck's on-screen bachelor pad, five thousand women showed up, thinking they would at least get to see Selleck in person, even if they didn't get the job. The 4900 who were not chosen, did not get to see Selleck or any other film stars, as they were all working on another set. The hundred extras got to party with Selleck for four days. The party scene took a scheduled four days to shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Peter and Michael are trapped in the elevator at the construction site because of jack. Peter is shouting to hit the button on the left but to turn on and off the elevator are switches. See more »

Quotes

Jack Holden: [On the phone] I'll bring you guys something back from Turkey. Maybe a drumstick.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cougar Town: I Need to Know (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White
Performed by Ted Danson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Easy watch
20 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THREE MEN AND A BABY is one of the big beasts of Hollywood cinema of the 1980s. It's a simple story, one that's well executed by Leonard Nimoy in one of his forays behind the camera, and truth be told there's little to dislike about it as a film. It's basically Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, and Tom Selleck in an apartment looking after a baby.

You can guess the easy, laid back nature of the film in this film and it really is an easy viewing experience. Even a mildly suspenseful crime style sub-plot added to the proceedings never endangers the characters much or adds much in the way of real danger to the story. The three main actors are all charismatic and you can easily see why women would fall in love with them, although it's worth noting that the baby is the real scene stealer here.

THREE MEN AND A BABY frequently threatens to veer into cheesy sentimentality, particularly at the climax, but that it never becomes too overwhelming is testament to its success as a film.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?