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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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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 When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse.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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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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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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

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Diana Reddin: What do you mean, what am I doing here? It's my baby, not yours!
Larry: Hey. I put it in there.
Dr. Diana Reddin: It's MY EGG!
Larry: Yeah, just 'cause your egg's in some guy doesn't make you the mother!
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Written and Performed by Cassandra Wilson
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weird
25 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very Clinton-era movie. Which is to say, if many conservatives believe that homosexuality is destroying the family unit or whatever I don't know what they'd think about this.

As many people have said, overall this movie is just kind of creepy. I was expecting a stupid comedy where Arnold accidentally gets knocked-up and wacky hi-jinx ensue. Instead, I got a very touchy-feely movie about the ultimate way for a man to embrace his feminine side. With a smarter script and different casting, this could have actually worked, but instead the filmmakers try to make this subject standard box-office fare, which it's not. The result is the most unintentionally creepy romantic comedy ever. The scene where Arnold dreams of a baby with his face stands out in my mind as spectacularly nightmare-inducing. If that all sounds appealing to you, have fun!


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