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3 Men and a Baby (1987)

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

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Rebecca
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Woman at Gift Shop
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Det. Sgt. Melkowitz
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Handsome Man at Party
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Angelyne
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Man #1 at Party
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Jan Clopatz
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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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25 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Three Men and a Baby  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,384,392 (USA) (29 November 1987)

Gross:

$167,780,960 (USA)
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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 the bad guys are in the elevator, Vince says to Satch, "Doesn't this thing go any faster?" But the background is not moving in accordance to the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Malkowitz: Feels as though she's ready for a change.
Michael Kellam: I'll do it.
Peter Mitchell: Babies. All they do is eat, sleep and poop.
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Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Fun comedy about three confirmed bachelor dads
20 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a really cute, light hearted comedy. The plot may be pretty unrealistic, the ending kooky & unbelievable, and don't get your morals from it, but all in all...it's great fun to watch.

The story revolves around three carefree bachelors (Peter, Michael, and Jack) who share a New York City apartment. All are busy with their jobs, girlfriends, and social lives and have no intention of settling down anytime soon. While actor Jack is away shooting a movie, a baby is left outside their apartment door with a note indicating that this is Jack's child from an affair with his co star (though he's previously been unaware of this offspring's existence). His two room mates mistakenly believe that they are to deliver the baby to a couple of men who appear at the door asking for 'a package'. Right before they are about to hand the baby over, they realize these men are drug dealers. Then the bachelors have to contend with the baby's care as well as the drug dealers' demands for payment.

The three bachelors are played by famous name stars...Tom Sellick (Peter, the architect), Steve Guttenberg (Michael, the artist), and Ted Danson (Jack, the actor). Their considerable talents and playboyish charisma have a lot to do with this movie's success. The unlikely trio must learn to juggle the demands of baby care with their careers and social lives. It's really fun to watch them in all the stereotypical hilarious circumstances of diapering and baby tending. The men's paternal instincts come into play and the bachelors grow quite attached to the little tyke.

Directed by Leonard Nimoy (Spock, my favourite), this is a generally light, mindless, and entertaining movie that shows how these three 'hunks' & confirmed bachelors are won over by little baby Mary. Switch your brain into neutral and enjoy the ride.


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