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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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Grace
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Rob
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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 ...
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Alana Salvatore ...
Elsa
Nicole Greenspan ...
Lisa
Marguerite Pigott ...
Saleslady
Tom Harvey ...
Judge
Deborah Cass ...
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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:

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rob: Grace?
Grace: It's all my fault, I told you stuff and now you feel sorry for me. I don't want that!
Rob: Would you stop it.
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Connections

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985) See more »

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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé
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Great and Touching. Better than you think!
2 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rikki Lake proves to be a great and touching actress. She proved she was funny in "Hair Spray" but proves she could make us cry! In this movie she plays a young woman who works in the morge! Not a happy place. Her best friend is a "world in ending" type. In this Love seems to be in the air for everyone! Its the holidays and everyone seems to be in love. Now working in the morge doesn't make life any rosier! After her dad gets married she lies about having a boyfriend and she gets a little depressed. Later on before she knows it she is smitten with a man that drives a train! She then will do anything to get a date from him! The co-stars in this movie are all great in the roles they play! Betty Buckley is just perfect!

A must see!


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did anyone else love this movie?? Anya1976
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