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Three Men and a Baby (1987)

3 Men and a Baby (original title)
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 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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Peter, Michael and Jack know a thing or two about women. But when it comes to babies, they're all wet. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Coline Serreau, who wrote and directed the original French version, Three Men and a Cradle (1985), was set to direct this remake, but dropped out after casting the three male leads. 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

Peter: Feel her teeth.
Michael Kellam: What?
Peter: The druggist said you can tell how old she is by feeling her teeth.
Michael Kellam: I'm not gonna feel her teeth, YOU feel her teeth!
[Peter wets and cleans his finger, then sticks it in Mary's mouth]
Peter: I can't feel anything.
Michael Kellam: What does that mean?
Peter: It means she doesn't have any damn teeth!
Michael Kellam: Well, neither did Gabby Hayes and he was 90, so what?
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Connections

Referenced in Milo Murphy's Law: The Phineas and Ferb Effect (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Conga
Written by Enrique E. Garcia
Performed by The Miami Sound Machine
Courtesy of CBS Records, Inc.
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They changed her diapers. She changed their lives!
25 February 2020 | by tdrishSee all my reviews

The father of a child is overseas shooting a film, completely unaware of the fact that he's even a daddy! Silvia, his love, doesn't know this, and she leaves his child, only a few months old, at his doorstep, where the three bachelors were originally staying at. Along with the charming infant is a little note, explaining to Jack, the father, what is going on. IF ONLY HE WAS THERE TO READ AND BE THERE WITH THE KID! ( Sighs) So it's just Michael and Peter to tend to the baby, taking care of little Mary until Jack gets back. Neither of these two are going to be happy about this, but one thing is for sure....this little baby is disrupting their lives, but gradually winning her way into their hearts. Along the way are some hilarious mishaps, a slight kidnapping, and even a drug deal gone completely wrong! ( And you thought it was just diapers and bottles, I'd suppose!?) 3 Men and a Baby was a hoot, directed by Leonard Nimoy himself, and tackles the throes and misadventures of parenting in general. How will all of this end for three guys with completely different occupations, and how while the mother of the child cope with them all? Only time will tell in this delightful 1987 comedy!


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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