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As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Dr. Alex Hesse
Danny DeVito ... Dr. Larry Arbogast
Emma Thompson ... Dr. Diana Reddin
Frank Langella ... Noah Banes
Pamela Reed ... Angela
Aida Turturro ... Louise
James Eckhouse ... Ned Sneller
Megan Cavanagh ... Willow
Welker White ... Jenny
Kathleen Chalfant ... Casitas Madres Receptionist
Merle Kennedy Merle Kennedy ... Samantha
Judy Collins ... Naomi
Mindy Seeger ... Alice
Christopher Meloni ... Mr. Lanzarotta
Antoinette Peragine Antoinette Peragine ... Mrs. Lanzarotta
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Storyline

Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast are working on a new drug which will reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus causing a miscarriage. When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse. Hesse however becomes attached to "his" unborn baby. Written by Rob Hartill

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Nothing is inconceivable

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Júnior See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,763,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,431,355
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The campus in the film is called "Leland University". The actual location was the University of California at Berkeley, whose sports rival is Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California, which was named after Leland Stanford. See more »

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When Diana is trying to sneak Alex into the hospital, his fat suit is visible through his shirt. See more »

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[Dr. Hesse has to explain why he looks so 'masculine']
Dr. Alex Hesse: When I was a sportswoman on the East German Olympic Track and Field team, they dispensed anabolic steroids as freely as here in America they dole out Gator-Ade.
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Silly but fun
4 January 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets pregnant. That's about it. The premise is ridiculous, the twists and turns in the plot are mind-bogglingly stupid and every joke is predictable and hammered at you--but I still like this film! The script does have it's moments, but the performances really carry this one.

Arnie is suprisingly very funny when he becomes pregnant (when asks DeVito in all seriousness "Does my body disgust you?" I broke up); DeVito is just along for the ride but is good--he's the straight man to Arnie; Emma Thompson is just gorgeous, very funny and full of life as a clumsy scientist. Also Judy Collins (yes, the singer) pops up looking radiant as the head of a center for pregnant women. Everything looks wonderful and the film is slickly made to cater the the audience. I usually hate films like that, but this worked. The only bad part is Pamela Reed--she's a wonderful actress and comediene but she's shamefully underused--she doesn't get any good funny scenes till the end. Also, where else will you see Arnie in a dress?

It's a one joke film. Is it a good film? No. Do I like it? Very much. Call it a guilty favorite.

One complaint--at 2 hours it's too long. Couldn't it have been trimmed a little?


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