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Three Men and a Baby (1987)

3 Men and a Baby (original title)
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Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.


Leonard Nimoy


Coline Serreau (screenplay "Trois Hommes et un Couffin"), James Orr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Family


PG | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Margaret Colin is a frequent love interest for Tom Selleck's characters. She plays his non-exclusive girlfriend in this movie. She's also a television love interest of Thomas Magnum on Magnum, P.I. (1980), and Frank Reagan on Blue Bloods (2010). See more »


After Peter and Michael left the show early to check on Jack and Mary (after repeatedly not getting any answers by phone), Peter says to Jack, "I let the phone ring for five minutes..." However, the answering machine would have picked up after two or three rings. See more »


Jack Holden: [changing Mary] How do you put on these goddamn things?
Peter Mitchell: Figure it out for yourself, dickhead.
Jack Holden: Oh, no! Not on the silk sheets! Not on the silk sheets!
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Referenced in Hand (1998) See more »


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Star-power highlights this film
10 December 2001 | by coverme6See all my reviews

Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, and Steve Guttenberg star in this light- hearted comedy about how 3 New York bachelors receive a big change in their lives after finding a baby on their doorstep. With humor that primarily surround the ordeal the 3 men have to contend with, 3 MEN AND A BABY relies on the chemistry the 3 main stars generate with

each other. At first they experience dismay with the infant; I mean, how can three unmarried men take care of a baby?! But soon enough the 3 guys fall in love with her. But with good measure, a drug- smuggling subplot is thrown in (probably to make it not look like your a typical family-oriented comedy). Nevertheless, Danson, Selleck, and Guttenberg shine. The same goes for the cute little baby Mary, and a

good direction from an unlikely director, Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy himself!

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Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,384,392, 29 November 1987

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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