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Junior (1994)

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

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Storyline

Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast are working on a new drug which will reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus causing a miscarriage. When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse. Hesse however becomes attached to "his" unborn baby. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£823,922 (UK) (9 December 1994)

Gross:

$36,763,355 (USA)
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Trivia

The campus in the film is called "Leland University". The actual location was the University of California at Berkeley, whose sports rival is Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California, which was named after Leland Stanford. See more »

Goofs

When Alex pushes Noah Banes into a stack of shelves, equipment is knocked to the floor and a leg is broken off the stack of shelves. The next shot shows the equipment is in different positions and there are another two legs broken off the shelves. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Hesse: My nipples are very sensitive.
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Referenced in 2 Days in Paris (2007) See more »

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I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Cassandra Wilson
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Medically conceivable comedy about male pregnancy
6 March 1999 | by (Longmeadow MA USA) – See all my reviews

Delighful piece of fluff concerning male pregnancy and the effect of hormones on one's personality and entire outlook on life. Arnold is a dedicated research scientist who volunteers his own body for scientific research at the urging of a more money-motivated physician (Danny DeVito). His evolution into a typical maternal figure under large doses of hormones and an experimental medication provides lots of opportunity for comedy and some real poignant vignettes. Frank Langella's character as dean of the university sponsoring the research is a bit over-done and becomes annoying. Emma Thompson plays lonely research scientist attracted to Arnold who becomes much more involved than she originally intended.


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