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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 Mitchell
Steve Guttenberg ... Michael Kellam
Ted Danson ... Jack Holden
Nancy Travis ... Sylvia Bennington
Margaret Colin ... Rebecca
Alexandra Amini ... Patty
Francine Beers Francine Beers ... Woman at Gift Shop
Lisa Blair Lisa Blair ... Mary Bennington
Michelle Blair Michelle Blair ... Mary Bennington
Philip Bosco ... Det. Sgt. Melkowitz
Barbara Budd Barbara Budd ... Dramatic Actress
Michael Burgess Michael Burgess ... Handsome Man at Party
Claire Cellucci Claire Cellucci ... Angelyne
Eugene Clark ... Man #1 at Party
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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$167,780,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,780,960
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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 party scene at the beginning of the movie was going to start differently. One of the extras was going to be on the phone in the lobby, hang up, and then be followed into the party. The extra was unable to get the shot right, and so that entry was scrapped. See more »

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When the bad guys are in the elevator, Vince says to Satch, "Doesn't this thing go any faster?" But the background is not moving in accordance to the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Peter Mitchell: There's a quarter of a million dollars in heroin in the diaper pail and the new baby wipes are in the hall cabinet.
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Connections

Referenced in Three Men and a Baby Grand (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Boy
Written by Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo and Rafael Vigil
Performed by The Miami Sound Machine
Courtesy of CBS Records, Inc
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Everyone Loves Babies
9 August 2002 | by japamoSee all my reviews

I own this charming film on VHS tape. It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember it with tender and life-affirming pleasure. Indeed, it is a lightweight, somewhat implausible Hollywood comedy with three impossibly well-off, comely, and well-adjusted bachelors in a cavernous apartment (imagine the rent). But Selleck, Guttenburg, and Danson earn their laughs (although I fould the latter just a tad stiff) and after cherubic baby Mary enters their lives, they earn our hearts. During the middle of the film after the drug dealers have tied up the babysitter, trashed the apartment looking for the heroin, and left the baby in a closet with threats to return, when Selleck finds the baby and says, "Nobody is going to hurt you, nobody is going to hurt you", despite the unsavory drug plot, the movie grabs you in its caring but firm embrace. When Mary's mother returns for the baby after abandoning her on the doorstep, at first you want to condemn her. But when she tearfully explains to the trio why she did it, I think you forgive her. "Three Men and a Baby" demonstrates that the simple love of an adult for an infant is enough for a compelling story and will more than compensate for an awkwardly shoe-horned subplot and even Danson's (Mary's biological father's) negligence.

There's a vital place on this planet for "feel-good" movies like "Three Men and a Baby".


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