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Babycakes (1989)

Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Percy Adlon (screenplay "Zuckerbaby"), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricki Lake ... Grace
Craig Sheffer ... Rob
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Keri
Paul Benedict ... Magleby
Betty Buckley ... Wanda
John Karlen ... Al
Cynthia Dale ... Olivia
Erik King
Olga Merediz ... Check-Out Girl
Elena Kudaba Elena Kudaba ... Neighbor
Alana Salvatore Alana Salvatore ... Elsa
Nicole Greenspan Nicole Greenspan ... Lisa
Marguerite Pigott Marguerite Pigott ... Saleslady
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Judge
Deborah Cass Deborah Cass ... Mortuary Woman #1
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Storyline

Grace is an overweight mortuary cosmetician who falls in love with Rob, a handsome subway train conductor who doesn't even know she exists. When she finally devises a way to meet him, they discover that although they are physically different, they have a lot more in common than they think. Written by Phil Fernando

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M

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Trivia

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985), a German film starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Eisi Gulp. See more »

Quotes

Rob: Well, I think Grace looks great. I think she looks terrific just the way she is
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Connections

References The Crawling Eye (1958) See more »

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Monkey Business
Courtesy Acrobat
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Great and Touching. Better than you think!
2 July 2004 | by Old70115See all my reviews

Rikki Lake proves to be a great and touching actress. She proved she was funny in "Hair Spray" but proves she could make us cry! In this movie she plays a young woman who works in the morge! Not a happy place. Her best friend is a "world in ending" type. In this Love seems to be in the air for everyone! Its the holidays and everyone seems to be in love. Now working in the morge doesn't make life any rosier! After her dad gets married she lies about having a boyfriend and she gets a little depressed. Later on before she knows it she is smitten with a man that drives a train! She then will do anything to get a date from him! The co-stars in this movie are all great in the roles they play! Betty Buckley is just perfect!

A must see!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugarbaby See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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