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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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Taglines:

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 »

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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 (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Leonard Nimoy looked at videotape footage of about two hundred sets of twin girls for the part of Mary, before deciding on Lisa and Michelle Blair for the part. Four sets of twins were seen in person before the final choice was made. 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: All we have to do is feed it, it'll shut up.
Michael Kellam: I don't know what babies eat.
Peter: Soft stuff. We were babies once, for Christ's sakes, what did we eat?
Michael Kellam: I don't know, but it couldn't have been very good, I can't remember!
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: And Ma Makes Three (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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18 April 2001 | by Jan HrubinSee all my reviews

"Three Men and a Baby" is one of those movies like "Ghostbusters" that you enjoy in spite of the fact that you realize that they are only made for money and are otherwise empty. I saw this about three times when it was new and laughed like a loon each time. A couple of days ago, I saw a dubbed version on Czech TV. This time, only a few of the jokes made me laugh such as the drug hiding jokes, the scenes of the three roomies being obviously outside of their element with the baby and that masterpiece of a scene where Tom Selleck tells off the pompous Hungarian celloist (I always loved that one). Otherwise, the only other entertainment value is provided by the "goofball with a heart of gold" appeal of the three lead actors and a cute little baby for the more sentimental viewers. One thing which struck me though was just how garishly the 80s the music and the fashions were ! When people think "good 1980s music", they usually think of new wave and some of the better hard rock stuff. The music here, though, is exactly the kind of sugary drivel that is best left forgotten. And the fashions, of course, make everyone look like either a "Miami Vice" fan or an ultra clean cut Young Republican. "Three Men and a Baby" is a genuine artifact in this sense.


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