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Babycakes (1989)

TV Movie  -  M  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  14 February 1989 (USA)
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Shy, fat girl vows to win over a hunky subway conductor.

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Cast

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Grace
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Rob
Nada Despotovich ...
Keri
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Wanda
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Al
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Olivia
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Check-Out Girl
Elena Kudaba ...
Neighbor
Alana Salvatore ...
Elsa
Nicole Greenspan ...
Lisa
Marguerite Pigott ...
Saleslady
Tom Harvey ...
Judge
Deborah Cass ...
Mortuary Woman #1
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Storyline

Grace is an overweight mortuary cosmetician who falls in love with Rob, a handsome subway train conductor who doesn't even know she exists. When she finally devises a way to meet him, they discover that although they are physically different, they have a lot more in common than they think. Written by Phil Fernando

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Also Known As:

Nehéz ügy  »

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Trivia

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985), a German film starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Eisi Gulp. See more »

Quotes

Rob: Those guys are a bunch of yoyo's they really are. Well sometimes I feel like I gotta be a part of it. Ya know um to be a real man, and then when I'm there I'm mostly embarrassed. Grace!
[Rob grabs Grace]
Grace: Just let go! Let's say it! I'm obesely overweight, I'm Fat, and I'm disgusting!
Rob: Would you stop it! Stop saying that junk! Just listen to me I was, I was a real jerk back there ok, That is not the way I really feel. And I'm sorry. And I like you Grace. I like you a lot.
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Connections

References The Crawling Eye (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé
Courtesy Acrobat
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Sweet
13 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was sweet, and one of the few projects Ricki Lake appeared in that she can be proud of. This movie shows how not to judge a book by it's cover, and that you can love someone and be loved back no matter what size you are or what you look like. A sweet, gentle romantic comedy with a fine script and good acting.


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did anyone else love this movie?? Anya1976
Was Babycakes an alternate title? phillipwhall3
Grace was shallow swtdelt
Grace deserved better than Rob! kimyf65
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HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE FEEL LIKE GRACE? feffler
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