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Baby Boom (1987)

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Director:

Charles Shyer

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... J.C. Wiatt
Sam Shepard ... Dr. Jeff Cooper
Harold Ramis ... Steven Buchner
Kristina Kennedy Kristina Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy Michelle Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Sam Wanamaker ... Fritz Curtis
James Spader ... Ken Arrenberg
Pat Hingle ... Hughes Larrabee
Britt Leach ... Verne Boone
Linda Ellerbee ... Narrator
Kim Sebastian Kim Sebastian ... Robin
Mary Gross ... Charlotte Elkman
Patricia Estrin ... Secretary
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ... Mrs. Atwood
Peter Elbling ... Maitre D'
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Storyline

J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell... Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,413, 12 October 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,712,476
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Company Credits

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United Artists,Meyers/Shyer See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from voice work, this was the first time that Harold Ramis worked on a movie only as an actor without also writing and/or directing. See more »

Goofs

When JC walks into the apartment with the baby and a pack of diapers, she tosses the diapers into a corner. They land on the floor. JC sits the baby in a chair and goes into the kitchen. When Steven walks in, the pack of diapers is stacked neatly in the corner, under other items. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Jeff Cooper: You and me are probably the only two people under 60 in Hadleyville County so we might as well make the best of it.
J.C. Wiatt: I appreciate you taking time to chat, but I'm not in the mood for idle conversation. So if it should happen again, I think we should both try to ignore each other, 'cos I'm not one of your students who's gonna faint every time you say hello. I am a tough, cold career woman who has absolutely nothing in common with a veterinarian from Hadleyville. All I have on my mind, at this ...
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Connections

Referenced in USA High: Baby Boom (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Everchanging Times
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Bill Conti
Performed by Siedah Garrett
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
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Best "Chick-Flick" for men to enjoy
7 August 2004 | by daisey-raySee all my reviews

I don't like the term "chick flick" but have come to realize that they do exist. This has to be the best movie like this for men. While it speaks to where women were in the corporate workforce in 1987 versus today, it also displays well the fact that it is the baby that causes Keaton's character to grow up, develop and become a more whole person than just the business tiger she was. The addition of Sam Sheppard as the veterinarian love-interest for Keaton is very well done. Sheppard appeals to men as a masculine, intelligent person willing to call his own shots when and where he wants. His ability to become valuable to Keaton who would have before seen him as valueless is priceless. This is a good "snowy Sunday evening" movie to go well with a good, hearty stew and a good friend.


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