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Baby's Day Out (1994)

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately... See full summary »

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Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially the three enterprising kidnappers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnapping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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When the big city called he had to answer. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language and comic action | See all certifications »

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1 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Agarrem Esse Bebé  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,671,505 (USA)
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Originally Academy Award Winning composer Jerry Goldsmith was slated to score this film, but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with The Shadow (1994). Bruce Broughton was hired and subsequently hired to score the remake of Miracle on 34th Street (1994) later that year, both written and produced by the late John Hughes. Broughton had only three weeks to score the film. See more »

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During the zoo visit one of the men grab Baby Boo's shoelace while Baby Boo is in the gorilla cage. The man has half of his body through the bars which is impossible, then in the next shot only his head and arm are through the bars. See more »

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Eddie: If you want to be a shoplifter, go to J.C. Penney.
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References Cat Feud (1958) See more »

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This Is The Army, Mr. Jones
Written by Irving Berlin
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Oh, "Baby"!
15 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dumb laughs are easy to come by. Dumb characters are even easier. But when you get a movie that is so endearingly, goofily dumb as "Baby's day Out", you can't help but love it!

The plot is straight out of Cartoon Land, with a low bow in the Three Stooges' direction compliments of scripter John Hughes (surprise!). Three of the dimmest kidnappers in history (Mantegna, Pantoliano and Haley) make the mistake of kidnapping a rich couple's little baby, who turns out to be far more resourceful than all three of them combined. And a lot more ruthless.

During the course of the day, baby Bink (Warton and Warton) leads the dumb bad guys throughout the width and breadth of Chicago and leaves them all bruised, beaten, burnt, plummeted from innumerable high drops and otherwise humiliated ("we've had the living hell torn out of us by a baby," screams Mantegna at one point). And all the while, we're laughing.

I saw this in the theatre when it first came out and, I must admit, the entire packed-in audience was laughing hysterically at every single pratfall, gag and slapstick business that occurred. I love this kind of movie and seeing the great Joe Mantegna take his lumps so valiantly brings a smile in itself.

It's nice to play dumb once in a while. And even nicer to witness it.

Eight stars for "Baby's Day Out". If you like such laughs, it'll make your "Day".


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