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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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Merle Kennedy ...
Mr. Lanzarotta
Mrs. Lanzarotta


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 When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse.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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Nothing is inconceivable


Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Júnior  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£823,922 (UK) (9 December 1994)


$36,763,355 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Alex and Larry argue about whether or not Alex should keep the baby, Larry is speaking but his lips aren't moving. See more »


Larry: You think you're the first clown whoever woke up and said "I'm bored, I think I'll have a kid!"
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Referenced in Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996) See more »


Written by Carole 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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Gotta love Shwartzie da Mom!
11 May 2001 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully light comedy based on a fantastic fiction about a researcher who gets himself pregnant for the sake of Science and Glory, but goes through the nine months for the sake of Motherhood and Baby. There are plenty of plot boo-boos, but the movie is tongue-in-the-cheek throughout, so maybe the boo-boos are meant that way... Anyway, if you don't mind the occasional sexist cliche, and if you want to see Mister (Hollywood) Universe in the charming role of a peaceable pregnant researcher, this movie packs two hours of hearty laughter. In the whole movie, Arnold sends flying only one man, once - the only bad guy in the movie.

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