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3 Men and a Baby (1987)

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director:

Leonard Nimoy

Writers:

Coline Serreau (screenplay "Trois Hommes et un Couffin"), James Orr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Peter
Steve Guttenberg ... Michael
Ted Danson ... Jack
Nancy Travis ... Sylvia
Margaret Colin ... Rebecca
Alexandra Amini ... Patty
Francine Beers Francine Beers ... Woman at Gift Shop
Lisa Blair Lisa Blair ... Mary
Michelle Blair Michelle Blair ... Mary
Philip Bosco ... Detective Melkowitz
Barbara Budd Barbara Budd ... Dramatic Actress
Michael Burgess ... Handsome Man at Party
Claire Cellucci Claire Cellucci ... Angelyne
Eugene Clark ... Man at Party #1
Derek de Lint ... Jan Clopatz
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Storyline

Three bachelor friends - architect Peter, artist Michael, and actor Jack are sharing an apartment in Manhattan. After Jack goes filming in Turkey his two flatmates find his baby daughter - which Jack doesn't know about - left outside their door. The two are left to look after the baby, and realise how difficult this can be. How would this baby change the life style of these confirmed bachelors? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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They changed her diapers. She changed their lives. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Men and a Baby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,384,392, 29 November 1987

Gross USA:

$167,780,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,780,960
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Pampers company paid fifty thousand dollars for their brand of diapers to be used in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Jack's mother comes to visit Mary, you can see in the background what appears to be a little boy standing in front of a window. There is a rumor that this is the ghost of a little boy who died in the apartment in which the film was shot. This rumor is false, as the interiors were all shot on a sound stage in a movie studio. The "ghost" is actually a cardboard cut-out of Jack wearing a tuxedo. This prop appears later in the film, when Mary's mother comes to collect her. Some argue that "it's smaller" or "it's dressed differently", but close examination reveals that it really is the cardboard prop. See more »

Quotes

Jack Holden: [On the phone] I'll bring you guys something back from Turkey. Maybe a drumstick.
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Soundtracks

Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight
Written by Pookie Hudson and Calvin Carter
Performed by Tom Selleck, Ted Danson & Steve Guttenberg
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Creepy
18 March 2004 | by boycebrown-1See all my reviews

The movie was good, I loved the plot and I thought that Steve Guttenberg was not just taking up space, after all he was the artist (I'm an artist). I found it much better than it's sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady" or it's spin off "Full House". Although I found the ghost component of the movie kind of creepy. In the scene where Jack's mother visits the baby for the first time, there is a boy behind the drapes staring straight at the camera. According to an article I read, the apartment that the used for the movie was the same apartment that the landlady's son killed himself in. In some scenes later apparently you see the gun that he used and no one on the set was aware of it. I never saw the gun but I sure as heck saw the boy. It was not seen through editing, and nobody saw it in the theaters but according to the article, the mother bought the videotape and when she saw it she said it was definitely him. I guess it proves that perhaps all those claims of ghosts showing up in photographs were true, you want proof, buy the videotape.


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