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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
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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An unexpected comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

One of two role-reversal baby films of the mid-late 1980s that were top-billed by a star who was last named "Keaton". Diane Keaton starred in Baby Boom (1987) whilst Michael Keaton headlined 1983's Mr. Mom (1983) about three years earlier. The two actor-comedians [to date, September 2013] though have never collaborated nor been star teamed together on a filmed production, despite their same last name, which is the same as silent film comedian Buster Keaton. See more »

Goofs

As Elizabeth was the child of J.C.'s "mother's cousin's daughter's son" (Andrew), it is very unlikely that they would have the same last name, as mentioned when she is reading the will. See more »

Quotes

J.C. Wiatt: [crying in Dr. Cooper's office] Sex? I can't even say the word... not that I was ever really into it, but... when you don't have any and there are no prospects, well, it's very upsetting!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

I'll Never Smile Again
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Written by Ruth Lowe
Played on the radio
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Babies are big business
6 February 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

J.C. (Diane Keaton) is a business executive with a fast-paced existence, including power lunches, serious hair and more. Her life is turned upside down, however, when a close relative dies and leaves J.C. in charge of a toddler girl. Suddenly, big promotions or assignments are not coming J.C.'s way and she decides to move to Vermont and be a stay at home mother. There, she meets attractive Dr. Jeff (Sam Shepard). However, her old house needs many repairs and she must make some cash. Will she opt to return to her former life?

This darling movie features Keaton at the top of her game. Her initial reactions to becoming a mother are hilarious. Shepard, also, does a fun turn as the one eligible bachelor anywhere in sight in the Vermont setting. Big corporations take a pretty severe beating as depicted in this film but it is all in fun. If you go to the library or video store and the hot new stuff is checked out, try to find this film instead. It is worthy of recognition among those who like romance movies and for those who think they don't.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Boom See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,413, 12 October 1987

Gross USA:

$26,712,476

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,712,476
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1.85 : 1
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