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She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 February 1988 (USA)
Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

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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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A comedy about the labours of love See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papá a la fuerza 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
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Bacon later top-billed He Said, She Said (1991) for Paramount Pictures, having previously headlined the earlier box-office hit for the studio, Footloose (1984). Bacon had also appeared in other 1980s Paramount films, such as this movie and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Jake and Davis are in the car before the wedding, Davis tosses his cigarette out of the car. He then immediately has a lit, half-smoked cigarette in his hand. See more »

Quotes

[Jake's job interview]
Howard: How do you feel about slave wages?
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: Slave wages are okay.
Bill: How do you feel about alcoholics?
Jefferson "Jake" Edward Briggs: Um, I like alcoholics?
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Crazy Credits

Various stars suggesting baby names - Kirstie Alley, Harry Anderson, Jay and Michael Astin, Dan Aykroyd, Matthew Broderick, John Candy, Dyan Cannon, Belinda Carlisle, Ted Danson, Judi Evans, Woody Harrelson, Robert Hays, "Magic" Johnson, Michael Keaton, Joanna Kerns, Penny Marshall, Bill Murray, Roy Orbison, Cindy Pickett, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger, Ally Sheedy, Lyman Ward, Wil Wheaton, Warren Zevon. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Full of Love
Written by Stephen Duffy and Roger Freeman
Performed by Dr. Calculus
Produced by Stephen Duffy and Paul Staveley O'Duffy
Courtesy of 10 Records, Ltd.
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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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