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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A comedy about the labours of love

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5 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Papá a la fuerza  »

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$16,031,707 (USA)
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This movie was filmed at the same time as Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), which was written and directed by John Hughes and The Great Outdoors (1988) which was written by him. Some of the same cast members from both films appear in this film. See more »

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When Jake kisses his wife goodbye, comes down the sidewalk, stumbles, and falls, a blue pad to protect his knees is clearly visible on the sidewalk. See more »

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Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: College is like high school with ashtrays.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is followed by the same 5 symbols that appeared at the start of each episode of Ben Casey (1961): "man, woman, birth, death, infinity" as the narrator of that series used to say. See more »

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MORE THAN A FEELING
Written by Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
Produced by John Boylan and Tom Scholz
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Underrated John Hughes comedy; fine chemistry between Bacon & McGovern
22 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

SHE'S HAVING A BABY (1988) *** Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Mc Govern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Cathryn Damon, John Ashton, Edie McClurg, Dennis Dugan. Frequently accurate domestic comedy about newlyweds Bacon and McGovern who finally decide to procreate amidst the usual barriers including family and money. Smart script and direction by John Hughes with a sharp turn of events by the film's climax with an effectively dramatic birth sequence; I got misty eyed for Bacon and the plight of his newborn accentuated by the song "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush. Wait for the credits with some celebrities coming up with names for the baby.


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