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Three Men and a Cradle (1985)

3 hommes et un couffin (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 April 1986 (USA)
Jacques, Pierre, and Michel are three adult friends who enjoy single life until they find themselves stuck - with a baby.

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Coline Serreau

Writer:

Coline Serreau

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Three bachelors who helped raise a young girl, help her get married now that she's all grown up.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Roland Giraud ... Pierre
Michel Boujenah Michel Boujenah ... Michel
André Dussollier ... Jacques
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Sylvia
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Mme Rapons
Marthe Villalonga ... Antoinette
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... La pharmacienne
Josine Comellas Josine Comellas ... Mme Rodriguez, la concierge
Gwendoline Mourlet Gwendoline Mourlet ... Marie N° 1
Jennifer Moret Jennifer Moret ... Marie N° 2
François Domange François Domange ... Paul
Gabriel Jabbour Gabriel Jabbour ... Le supérieur
Julien Maurel Julien Maurel ... Le type
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Amorin Giuseppe Amorin
Jean Barney Jean Barney ... Gérard
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Storyline

Jacques, Pierre, and Michel are three adult friends who enjoy single life until they find themselves stuck - with a baby.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Men and a Cradle See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,380, 27 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,052,466
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Chrisophe Malavoy later admitted that he was approached for a major role he had to decline. See more »

Connections

Remade as 3 Türken & ein Baby (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Wadin'
Performed by Horace Parlan Quintet
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funny and warm hearted movie
10 August 2006 | by SangamYadagiriSee all my reviews

I saw this French version with English subtitles. It's so hilarious from the start to end. When three bachelors get a baby girl, first they hesitate about how to live with the baby. Then they start loving her.

There is a subplot of smuggling thrown into it. Nevertheless, the movie falls into a comedy genre.

Well, what can i say, it has to be seen to feel the essence of the movie. Even though, it's in french, i could understand the 99 percent of the movie.

The highlight of the movie is the baby. Her little expressions and movements are the central point of the movie. She makes you feel that absolute innocence. That is where the film succeeds.


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