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

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Cast

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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An unexpected comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Production Co:

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

Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the early-mid 1980s. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987) and 3 Men and a Baby (1987). See more »

Goofs

Two of the news blurbs have identical text under different headlines. See more »

Quotes

Delivery Boy: [confirming J.C.'s delivery order] One cold mist humidifier, one electric steam vaporizer, one baby thermometer, one baby Tylenol, baby nose drops, baby cough medicine and... bottle of Valium?
J.C. Wiatt: Oh, yeah, uh... that's for me.
Delivery Boy: [nods] Mm.
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Never Smile Again
(uncredited)
Written by Ruth Lowe
Played on the radio
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Just a really "fun" movie
11 January 2007 | by caa821See all my reviews

Some movies are just fun to watch -- and this is one of those for me. Diane Keaton is one of the most engaging, likable actresses, in any role, and this one is perfect for her. The story doesn't hold a lot of suspense -- you know where it is going early-on, but that doesn't lessen the enjoyment. All of the supporting characters/actors, in both the sophisticated/big-city/New York setting, and in rural Vermont, are well-cast and likable as well. Keaton and co-star Sam Shepard are also engaging as a couple, with humorous contentions at first, and the romance soon following.

The rapidity and degree of her success in her Vermont business venture are somewhat unbelievable (even despite her prestigious business background), but so what?

Simply a thoroughly enjoyable, funny, pleasant and uplifting viewing.


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