Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Jake Briggs
Elizabeth McGovern ... Kristy Briggs
Alec Baldwin ... Davis McDonald
James Ray James Ray ... Jim Briggs
Holland Taylor ... Sarah Briggs
William Windom ... Russ Bainbridge
Cathryn Damon ... Gayle Bainbridge
Reba McKinney Reba McKinney ... Grandmother
Bill Erwin ... Grandfather
Paul Gleason ... Howard
Dennis Dugan ... Bill
Anthony Mockus Sr. Anthony Mockus Sr. ... Minister
John Ashton ... Ken
Larry Hankin ... Hank
Edie McClurg ... Lynn
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Storyline

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

Man. Woman. Life. Death. Infinity. Tuna casserole. One movie dares to tell it all. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Jake meets the mysterious girl in the museum, he is wearing a gray suit with a dark pink tie. He's still wearing that suit on the train, but when he arrives home, he is wearing a dark suit with a red tie. See more »

Quotes

Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: College is like high school with ashtrays.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is followed by the same 5 symbols that appeared at the start of each episode of Ben Casey (1961): "man, woman, birth, death, infinity" as the narrator of that series used to say. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Coach: She's Having Our Baby: Part 2 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

More Than a Feeling
Written by Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
Produced by John Boylan and Tom Scholz
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Sweet, sometimes sad, often charming
12 March 2001 | by Barry KruseSee all my reviews

If you haven't seen this lovely little film yet, and you are due to be a young family man, I recommend it. Watch it with you significant other, and dare to try and not shed a tear, both laughing and really crying. If you're an 80's music fan, there's simply another great reason to love this film. Plus, Hughes uses fantasy outakes in a way few people had done prior to Ally Macbeal. It renders what could have been a generally typical, boring "chick-flic" a decently entertaining picture.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She's Having a Baby See more »

Filming Locations:

Glencoe, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,827,520, 7 February 1988

Gross USA:

$16,031,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,031,707
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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