After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

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John Hughes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Eddie
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Laraine Cotwell
Joe Pantoliano ... Norby
Brian Haley ... Veeko
Cynthia Nixon ... Gilbertine
Fred Thompson ... FBI Agent Dale Grissom (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
John Neville ... Mr. Andrews
Matthew Glave ... Bennington Cotwell
Adam Robert Worton ... Baby Bink #1
Jacob Joseph Worton ... Baby Bink #2
Brigid Duffy Brigid Duffy ... Sally
Guy Hadley Guy Hadley ... FBI Agent
Eddie Bracken ... Old Timer
Kenneth L. Jordahl Kenneth L. Jordahl ... Old Soldier #1
Raymond Henders Raymond Henders ... Old Soldier #2
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Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially the three enterprising kidnappers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnapping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated PG for mild language and comic action | See all certifications »

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When trying to act natural and not be noticed by construction crews going down the elevator, Veeko (Brian Haley) goes to the 'position of attention', a facing movement among all US military branches. Brian Haley served in the Army. See more »

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Position of baby in the carry-bag changes from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

[Bennington Cotwell returns home after hearing that his son has been kidnapped to find his wife waiting for him]
Laraine Cotwell: All I wanted was to have my baby's picture on the paper.
[She shows him the newspaper, which its headlines shows a picture of Baby Bink, but the story is of Bink being kidnapped]
Laraine Cotwell: [sarcastically] I've got my wish.
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This Is The Army, Mr. Jones
Written by Irving Berlin
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Ludicrous But Cute & Very Funny
16 February 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Credibility-wise, this is one of the most ludicrous movies you'll ever see, but it's fun and I would think almost anyone would enjoy it. It's basically "Home Alone" out on the streets and with a baby instead of a small boy.

A baby goes wandering all over the big city with two kidnappers chasing it. People are everywhere but nobody sees the baby but the bad guys?! Hey, I told you it made no sense, but there are so many laughs in here, so many goofy slapstick routines that work that it's worth your time to check it out. I've seen it a couple of times and throughly enjoyed it each time, as have my guests - from kids to older folks.

To movie buffs, it's kind of fun also to see Joe Pantoliano and Joe Mantegna playing roles in which profanity is at a minimum, and they are in it only for laughs. It's a long way from most of their roles. Mantegna is especially impressive with his comedy. I was shocked how funny he was.

The only criticism I had, other than totally preposterous story being a little too far-fetched, is that one scene (at the construction site) went on too long. The movie as a whole would have been better had it been cut about 15 minutes. It's basically a one-joke movie and 99 minutes is too long for that.

Overall, this is a nice entertainment with a lot of laugh-out-loud scenes. If you get a kick out of seeing a baby constantly laugh, giggle and have a great time, then you'll really love this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby's Day Out See more »

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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,044,662, 4 July 1994

Gross USA:

$16,827,402

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,827,402
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