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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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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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An unexpected comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,712,476
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The infant Elizabeth Wiatt was actually played by two seventeen month old twin babies, they being Michelle Kennedy and Kristina Kennedy. The then bubs actually reprized their role as the kiddie in the subsequent Baby Boom (1988) TV series. See more »

Goofs

When J.C. is canning applesauce, she puts a lid on the jars and puts them on the shelf. The applesauce will spoil unless the jars sit in boiling water for a few minutes. See more »

Quotes

Stockboy: [pushing cart overflowing with toys to J.C.'s taxi; J.C. holds Elizabeth] Believe me, J.C., you made the right choice. You're going to be a partner, for Christ's sake - your career comes first. Look at it this way.
J.C. Wiatt: Yeah.
Stockboy: [stops cart next to taxi] You spend a few days with her, you got her all these toys, $1700 worth of clothes. Come on, that's not a bad haul, if you ask me.
J.C. Wiatt: [extends hand] Well, I just want to say thank you for your support, Jesus.
Stockboy: [shakes J.C.'s hand] Hey, no problem! Nice to meet ...
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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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Fun Keaton/Shepard Romance!
27 April 2004 | by mrcaw1See all my reviews

Baby Boom (1987) Dir: Charles Shyer Finally, Keaton's career starts to show signs of wear and tear. After five years of less than satisfactory productions she scores a hit in this late '80s comedy. Unfortunately, it also signals a trend towards more commercial and less artistically challenging pieces, but hey, a hit's a hit! Keaton plays a single high-powered business exec who winds up as legal guardian to a baby of a recently deceased distant relative. Many entanglements ensue and Keaton winds up leaving her high paying job and moving with the baby to Vermont. Along the way she falls in love with the local veterinarian (Sam Shepard) and winds up making a fortune marketing the homemade baby apple sauce. Okay, so it's hoaky. But I enjoyed it and it's played lightly and with more class than most recent comedies.


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