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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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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>

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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 »

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25 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Three Men and a Baby  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$167,780,960 (USA)
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The "greatest clutch shot in basketball history" that Peter's guests are watching during the party is from Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals. Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers sank a 65-foot desperation heave with two seconds left to tie the game, but the New York Knicks won the game in overtime and eventually the series to win the NBA championship. Largely unknown is the fact that, after the Knicks went up by two before West's shot, 'Wilt Chamberlain' never was completely out of bounds after he took the ball to inbound it to West. Chamberlain was frustrated and just casually flipped the ball to West and was heading toward the locker room when West hit the shot. See more »

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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 »

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Peter Mitchell: How old is the baby?
Michael Kellam: I dunno, you want me to check her driver's license?
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Happy Birthday to You
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Bad bad bad bad boys, make us feel so good.
1 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Three bachelors have their lives flipped upside down when little baby Mary is left on their doorstep.

A remake of successful 1985 French film Three Men And A Cradle, this Hollywood version took the box office by storm to make a domestic profit of over $155,000,000. It's not hard to see why really. Yes it looks a touch twee now, and the irritating drug-smuggling sub-plot (also in the original) grows more tiresome with subsequent revisits. Yet it has a frothy cleanness so lacking in many more similar big budgeted movies that came after it. Starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg as the "no parenting skills" bachelors, Leonard Nimoy's film , (yes, Spock) sees quality interplay between the guys and some bona fide funny sequences as they in turn attempt to do right by Mary. Yep it's all telegraphed comedy, and the ending holds no surprises for anyone once Nancy Travis as Mary's mother comes back to claim the child. But come on folks, three beefy bachelors trying to change diapers and entertain a wailing baby has to be charming; surely? 7/10


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