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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... J.C. Wiatt
... Dr. Jeff Cooper
... Steven Buchner
Kristina Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
... Fritz Curtis
... Ken Arrenberg
... Hughes Larrabee
... Verne Boone
... Narrator
Kim Sebastian ... Robin
... Charlotte Elkman
... Secretary
Elizabeth Bennett ... Mrs. Atwood
... 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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J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Quién llamó a la cigüeña?  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$26,712,476
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One of a number of collaborations of the then husband and wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers. See more »

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When J.C. talks to the plumber at the well, the ground and the nearby trees are covered in snow, but trees in the distance have no snow. See more »

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Helga Von Haupt: I think you should know from the start that I am a full-charged nanny. I don't argue and I do not like to be argued with.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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I'll Never Smile Again
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Written by Ruth Lowe
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Babies are big business
6 February 2005 | by See 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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