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

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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 When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse.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:

£4,430,399 (UK) (20 January 1995)
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Following Twins (1988) and Kindergarten Cop (1990), this is the third film in an unconnected trilogy of comedies directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger's co-stars in this film include Danny DeVito (who also starred in "Twins") and Pamela Reed (who also starred in "Kindergarten Cop"). All three films involve a theme of childrearing. See more »

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At different times both Alex and Diana pick up a vial containing an egg from a liquid nitrogen container with their bare hands. Such containers are always handled with heavy gloves and metal tongs, because the extreme cold (-346ºF) would freeze the skin off of bare fingers. See more »

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Dr. Alex Hesse: [to Diana] Does my body disgust you?
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LOOK WHAT LOVE HAS DONE
Written by Carole Bayer Sager (as Carol Bayer-Sager), James Newton Howard, James Ingram and Patty Smyth
Performed by Patty Smyth
Produced by James Newton Howard
Patty Smyth Appears Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Silly but fun
4 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets pregnant. That's about it. The premise is ridiculous, the twists and turns in the plot are mind-bogglingly stupid and every joke is predictable and hammered at you--but I still like this film! The script does have it's moments, but the performances really carry this one.

Arnie is suprisingly very funny when he becomes pregnant (when asks DeVito in all seriousness "Does my body disgust you?" I broke up); DeVito is just along for the ride but is good--he's the straight man to Arnie; Emma Thompson is just gorgeous, very funny and full of life as a clumsy scientist. Also Judy Collins (yes, the singer) pops up looking radiant as the head of a center for pregnant women. Everything looks wonderful and the film is slickly made to cater the the audience. I usually hate films like that, but this worked. The only bad part is Pamela Reed--she's a wonderful actress and comediene but she's shamefully underused--she doesn't get any good funny scenes till the end. Also, where else will you see Arnie in a dress?

It's a one joke film. Is it a good film? No. Do I like it? Very much. Call it a guilty favorite.

One complaint--at 2 hours it's too long. Couldn't it have been trimmed a little?


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