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Baby Geniuses -- Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

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12 March 1999 (USA) See more »
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Think innocent. Think helpless. Think again. Naps are history.
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Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One Of The Best Family Movies I Have Ever Seen!. See more (162 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Kathleen Turner ... Elena

Christopher Lloyd ... Heep

Kim Cattrall ... Robin

Peter MacNicol ... Dan

Dom DeLuise ... Lenny

Ruby Dee ... Margo

Kyle Howard ... Dickie

Kaye Ballard ... Mayor
Leo Fitzgerald ... Sly / Whit
Myles Fitzgerald ... Sly / Whit
Gerry Fitzgerald ... Sly / Whit
Connor Leggett ... Basil
Griffin Leggett ... Basil
Megan Robbins ... Carrie
Gabrielle Robbins ... Carrie
Brianna McConnell ... Lexi
Brittany McConnell ... Lexi
Jacob Handy ... Duby (as Jacob Daniel Handy)
Zachary Handy ... Duby

Amanda Fein ... Teddie

Caitlin Fein ... Teddie

Jim Hanks ... Goon Ray

Sam McMurray ... Goon Bob
Bill Wiley ... Wino

Randy Travis ... Control Room Technician

Judith Drake ... 911 Lady
Melissa Bickerton ... Diaper Cart Nurse
Chip Heller ... Baby Bunting

Dan Monahan ... Reporter
Robin Klein ... Babyco Executive

Russell Milton ... Babyco Executive
Luis Esmenjaud ... Santa Claus
Christopher Broughton ... Clown
Mark Graciale ... Hypnotized Guard

Thomas Crawford ... Hypnotized Guard
Hank Garrett ... Guard
Ariel Clark ... Alien
Allyssa Herrmann ... Wendy
Adam Koster ... Male Nurse

Shepard Koster ... Technician
Daniel Coulter Longcope ... Habitat Guard

Eugene Osment ... Cop on Hailer

Bonnie Paul ... Headquarters Nurse
Randall Hall Senter ... Security Guard

Michael R. Long ... Diaper Truck Driver

Miko Hughes ... Sly / Whit (voice)

Scotty Leavenworth ... Basil (voice)
Aaron Spann ... Carrie (voice)

Scarlett Pomers ... Carrie (voice)
Ashli Adams ... Teddy (voice) (as Ashli A. Adams)
Lexi Thomas ... Lexi (voice)

Seth Adkins ... Duby (voice)
Glenndon Chatman ... Joey / Malcom (voice)

Danielle Keaton ... Joey / Malcom (voice) (as Danielle Wiener)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashlyn Messick ... Baby (uncredited)
Kayley Messick ... Baby (uncredited)
Alana Sullivan ... Baby (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bob Clark 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steven Paul (story) and
Francisca Matos (story) &
Robert Grasmere (story)

Bob Clark (screenplay) and
Greg Michael (screenplay)

Produced by
Hank Paul .... co-executive producer
Steven Paul .... producer
David Saunders .... executive producer
Jon Voight .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
 
Casting by
Dorothy Koster Paul  (as Dorothy Koster-Paul)
 
Production Design by
Francis J. Pezza 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Roth 
 
Set Decoration by
Josh Newman 
Robert L. Zilliox 
 
Costume Design by
Betty Pecha Madden 
 
Makeup Department
Shauna Giesbrecht .... key makeup artist
Sarah Jones .... assistant makeup artist
Silvina Knight .... assistant makeup artist (as Silvina Labrador)
Denise Rossouw .... key hair stylist
Tommy E. Sullins .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eric M. Breiman .... unit production manager
Essy Niknejad .... post-production supervisor
Reinhard Schreiner .... post-production supervisor
Bob Shapiro .... production supervisor (as Robert Shapiro)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric M. Breiman .... second unit director
Ken Goch .... first assistant director
Hilbert Hakim .... second assistant director
Steven Paul .... second unit director
Dale Stern .... second second assistant director
Jacques Stroweis .... second unit director
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Deren Abram .... set designer (as Deren Paul Abram)
Benjamin Ball .... set designer (as Ben Ball)
Scott Buckwald .... property master
David W. Clark .... assistant property master
Martin Roy Mervel .... set designer (as Martin Roy Marvel)
Jonathan Woods .... storyboard artist
Julieann Getman .... assistant to art director (uncredited)
John Leonhardt .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jason Puga .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Beck .... sound effects
Brian Bidder .... production mixer
Destiny Borden .... adr editor
Ralph Chiaravalloti .... dialogue editor
Laura De Vrij .... dialogue editor (as Laura deVrij)
Alan deGraaf .... re-recording mixer
Peter Harper .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Nyznik .... adr editor
Bruce Nyznik .... adr supervisor
Patrick O'Sullivan .... adr editor (as Patrick C. O'Sullivan)
Phil Rodrigues .... foley artist
Gary Vaughan .... re-recording mixer
Melodie Vaughan .... dialogue editor (as Melodie Vaughn)
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Justin Zaza .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Lynne Burnett .... animal fabricator: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Michael Burnett .... designer: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Michael J. Chaille .... shop coordinator: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc. (as Michael Chaille)
Lisa DeHaven .... office coordinator: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Mark Dutcher .... mold maker: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Dan Gates .... on-set technician: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Kenneth J. Hall .... costume fabricator: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc. (as Ken Hall)
Jeff Jackson .... mold maker: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Isidro Jaurez .... mold maker: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Greg Polutonovich .... lead sculptor: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Tuck John Porter .... costume fabricator: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
Jeff Tatman .... foam rubber technician: Michael Burnett Productions, Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
Douglas Aiken .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
John Baurley .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Bill Besanthony .... systems administration consultant: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Minky Billups .... digital artist: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Stacy Board .... digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios (as Stacey Board)
Bill Brier .... visual effects editor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Lee Cannon .... video engineer: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Oscar G. Castillo .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Chris Ciampa .... digital compositor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Mike Clark .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Timothy Clark .... matte painter: Creative Visual Effects, Inc. (as Tim Clark)
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Joseph Cotten .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Don Crawford .... visual effects on-set compositor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Tom Cresap .... digital artist: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Michael Degtjarewsky .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Christina Drahos .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Lyle Eckmeier .... digital artist: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Ted Fay .... animation supervisor: VisionArt
Jody Gaber .... visual effects coordinator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc. (as Jody Levine)
Joe Gareri .... executive producer: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Scott Grodner .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Nation
Jason Hanel .... digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Edward Heede .... digital composite editor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Edward Heede .... digital sequence designer: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Michael Hemschoot .... digital compositor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Reginald Hendrix .... visual effects storyboard artist: Creative Visual Effects, Inc. (as Reggie Hendrix)
Jeff Hoffman .... cgi production assistant: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Bob Holmes .... visual effects producer: Visual Frontier
Chris Holmes .... senior visual effects compositor: Visual Frontier
Celine Jackson .... digital film i/o: Visionart
Patrick Karayan .... visual effects production assistant: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Steve Kellener .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Matt Kelly .... lead supervising animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Lance Laspina .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Rebecca Lilienfeld .... visual effects assistant editor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Chris MacEwan .... cgi production assistant: Creative Visual Effects, Inc. (as Chris Macewan)
Elliot Markman .... visual effects coordinator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Terri Moore .... visual effects producer
Harry Moreau .... digital artist: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Geraurd Paschal .... data manager: Creative Visual Effects, Inc. (as Geraud Paschal)
Jeff Pierce .... digital film i/o: Visionart
Anthony Riazzi .... technical supervisor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Joshua D. Rose .... digital effects supervisor: Visionart (as Josh Rose)
Lewis Siegel .... custom software developer: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Lewis Siegel .... digital effects supervisor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Paul Simon .... digital film i/o: Visionart
Jeffrey Skinner .... digital compositor: Creative Visual Effects, Inc. (as Jeff Skinner)
Doyle Smith .... character animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
David Sosalla .... digital effects supervisor: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Kevin Souls .... lead compositor: Digital Nation
Joe Strasser .... supervising animator: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Jacques Stroweis .... visual effects supervisor
Seth Tamrowski .... digital effects production manager: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Jayne A. Warren .... visual effects production assistant: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title/Mirage Studios
Michael Wilhelmi .... data manager: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Maria Yaneza .... data imaging manager: Creative Visual Effects, Inc.
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Reynold Mosley .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Alden .... stunts
Shane T. Anderson .... stunts (as Shane Anderson)
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler)
John Edward .... stunts
Josh Ryan Evans .... stunts (as Josh Evans)
Michael R. Long .... stunt coordinator
Mark Lonsdale .... stunts
Carl Milinac .... stunts
Anthony T. Pennello .... stunts (as Anthony Pennello)
Gina Angela Ritchie .... stunts
Scot Semonell .... stunts
Ethan Wayne .... stunts
Greg Anderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Christopher Doyle .... stunt double: Christoper Lloyd (uncredited)
Thomas Taylor Goodman .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Gilley Grey .... stunts (uncredited)
Joseph S. Griffo .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Stephen R. Hudis .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Brian D. Kline .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Marini .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Chris Nielsen .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (uncredited)
Shelby Swatek .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Shelby Swatek .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... chief lighting technician
Gavin Alcott .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Barnes .... camera operator (as Steven Barnes)
Bonnie Blake .... first assistant camera
Cheli Clayton .... second assistant camera: second unit
Tony X. Deale .... grip
Kristin R. Glover .... camera operator: second unit
Michael Goldman .... second grip
Renee Hedstrom .... second assistant camera
John Johnson .... still photographer (as John P. Johnson)
Lance Layman .... first assistant camera: second unit
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera: second unit
Russell G. Senato .... dolly grip
Barnaby Shapiro .... second assistant camera: second unit
Val Sklar .... second assistant camera: second unit
Andrew Smith .... assistant chief lighting technician
David Sobel .... second assistant camera: second unit
Keith Talley .... key grip
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lighting supervisor (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Mark Williamson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Dunn .... costumer
Cynthia Flowers .... costumer: Ms. Turner
Barbara Inglehart .... costume supervisor
Nadine Reimers .... costumer
Linda Thayer .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Crozier .... assistant film editor
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant film editor
Dayle Mustain .... assistant film editor (as Dale Mustain)
Mary Pritchard .... assistant film editor
Keith H. Sauter .... assistant film editor (as Keith Sauter)
Mary Ann Skweres .... additional editor (as Maryanne Sqweres)
 
Music Department
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
Christopher L. Stone .... additional music provider: Audio Productions Ltd. (as Chris Stone)
 
Transportation Department
Jimmy Jones .... transportation co-captain
James 'Obee' Oberman .... transportation captain (as James Oberman)
 
Other crew
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Melissa Brown .... assistant: Mr. Saunders
Elizabeth Buttice .... production assistant
Tamar Chafets .... assistant: Mr. Paul
Pia Clemente .... production assistant
Sandra Cole .... script supervisor
Beth Dekker .... assistant: Mr. Clark
Steven F. Hasson .... location manager
Stacey V. Herman .... assistant: Mr. Clark
Derek Hurd .... craft service
Wyatt Knight .... assistant baby wrangler
Margaret Lambert .... assistant baby wrangler
Ruth Lyne Leavy .... production secretary
Kim McClees .... assistant baby wrangler
Christine Miller .... studio teacher
Karl Mitchell .... animal wrangler
Scott Mosher .... assistant location manager
Sondra Peluce .... craft service
Kim Percival .... production coordinator (as Kimberly E. Percival)
Michael Percival .... production assistant
Jeff Ritchie .... location manager
Amanda Roberts .... production assistant
Nina Saxon .... titles designed by
Robert Schetter .... production assistant
Eleva Singleton .... production assistant
Peter Tolle .... production accountant
Justin Valentine .... production assistant
Jimmy Wagner .... baby wrangler (as Jim Wagner)
John Burton West .... production secretary (as John West)
Jody K. White .... production assistant
Deren Abram .... double: "Goon" (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lewis Horowitz .... special thanks
Gail Mamroth .... special thanks
Max Mamroth .... special thanks
Clyde Turner .... special thanks
Bernie Yuman .... special thanks (as Bernie Youman)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Baby Talking" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some rude behavior and dialogue
Runtime:
97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The amusement park is the one at Circus Circus in Las Vegas, NV.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Sly declares his "disguise sucks" and discards the hat, coat, scarf and cigar, then climbs into the baby carriage. Later, when he leaves the carriage, the baby girl has his cigar and scarf.See more »
Quotes:
Sly:They've got Whit.
Dan:Who's got Whit? Wait, you're Whit.
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Movie Connections:
Features Crash Bandicoot (1996) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Gift Of LoveSee more »

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96 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Best Family Movies I Have Ever Seen!., 7 February 2014
Author: CuteAya from United States

Two scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder (Kathleen Turner) and Dr. Heep (Christopher Lloyd), use genius-baby studies to fund BabyCo's theme park "Joyworld". According Dr. Kinder's Research, babies are supposed to possess vast, universal knowledge and speak a secret yet impossible-to-translate baby pre-language called "Babytalk". At age two, however, the knowledge and language are lost as the babies "cross over" by learning how to talk. Most of the babies that were raised in Dr. Kinder's vast, underground research facility were adopted from the Pasadena orphanage, transformed into geniuses through use of the Kinder Method, and then used in experiments to decipher the language used by the baby-geniuses.

One mischievous toddler, Sylvester (AKA Sly), makes repeated attempts to escape Dr. Kinder's research facility and one night, Sylvester goes into a dirty diaper truck and he actually succeeds. The next morning, Sylvester does not expect is to run into his twin, Whit, in a mall playground. Although Sylvester and Whit share a telepathic bond, they have no idea of each other's existence. While the guards from Dr. Kinder's research facility capture Whit, mistake him for Sylvester, and take him back to Dr. Kinder's research facility, Sylvester is taken home by Whit's adopted mother, Robin (Kim Cattrall), who is Dr. Kinder's niece. After Dr. Kinder is Horrified that Whit and Sylvester switched at the mall, she decides to do a cross evaluation on Sylvester and Whit. However, when she comes to Dan Bobbin's Place, she realizes that Dan Bobbin can understand babies. After the attempts to retrieve Sylvester fail, Dr. Kinder decides to move the research facility to Lichtenstein So that they can transform Whit into becoming a genius thanks to him getting bred by the Kinder Method (Thus erasing his memories about his foster parents, foster brothers and foster sisters) and use him as an experiment to crack the code to "Babytalk".

The babies at Bobbin's place hypnotize Lenny (Dom DeLuise), the bus driver to drive to Dr. Kinder's research facility. Once at the research facility, Sylvester goes to the control room to set the robots from the theme park on the lab scientists. When the Bobbins return home, their natural daughter Carrie tells her father that the children are in Dr. Kinder's research facility. At the end of the fight Dr. Kinder captures Whit and takes him to the helicopter pad on the roof. Robin and Dan chase them to the roof, where Dr. Kinder reveals that she and Robin are not related, and that Robin was adopted at age two. After Dr. Kinder got arrested by the police, Sylvester and Whit come together on the roof to cross over.

Dan and Robin adopt Sylvester. Dan is still curious of the secrets of life, but as the twins have crossed over they no longer know those secrets. Carrie, their sister, doesn't reveal anything (just gives her dad a sly smile) because adults aren't meant to know their secrets.

Baby Geniuses Is So Funny,Quite Amusing & Impressive.Undoubtedly it is one of the best family movies I have Ever Seen.

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