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She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 February 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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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 <>

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Man. Woman. Life. Death. Infinity. Tuna casserole. One movie dares to tell it all. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá a la fuerza  »

Box Office


$16,031,707 (USA)

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Did You Know?


During the credits, several actors and celebrities give suggestions of what to name the baby. Among them, the notables are Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, John Candy, Bill Murray and Paul Gleason. See more »


When Jake meets the mysterious girl in the museum, he is wearing a gray suit with a dark pink tie. He's still wearing that suit on the train, but when he arrives home, he is wearing a dark suit with a red tie. See more »


Harry: Dashiel (Suggesting a name for the baby! His real life son's name!)
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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 »


Referenced in Glee: Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) See more »


Written by Tiny Parham and Gene Krupa
Performed by Topper Headon
Produced by Nick Headon and Jeremy Green
Courtesy of Phonogram Records Limited
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Weird little charmer of a movie
31 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the upside, I love this movie (enough that I just watched it for about the 7th time), firstly and mostly, because of Elizabeth McGovern's very charming portrayal of very charming Kristy Briggs. Secondly, because of the cute and sweet relationship between Kristy and Jake. Thirdly because of the chuckles I get from watching the credits at the end of the movie -- which I believe is the first and only time I've actually chuckled from watching movie credits! On the downside, there are some really odd elements to the direction that I really don't enjoy at all, but rather suffer through and barely tolerate. I just think Jake's fantasies and/or hallucinations could've been directed better. And I cannot stand Alec Baldwin's character (Jake's best friend), or his girlfriend's either. UGH! But all in all, this movie entertains me, brings crocodile tears to my eyes in several places, makes me smile in many others, and makes me root like crazy for Kristy's & Jake's relationship to make it!

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