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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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Ivan Reitman
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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 When their research funding is withdrawn, and human experimentation is denied to them, they decide to test the drug by breifly impregnating Hesse.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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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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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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Box Office

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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Trivia

Brian Levant was originally chosen to direct the film, but Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to star in the film unless Ivan Reitman directed. See more »

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When Alex and Larry argue about whether or not Alex should keep the baby, Larry is speaking but his lips aren't moving. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Hesse: Can you feel how soft my skin is?
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References Seitenstechen (1985) See more »

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Look What Love Has Done
Written by Carole Bayer Sager, James Newton Howard, James Ingram and Patty Smyth
Performed by Patty Smyth
Produced by James Newton Howard
Patty Smyth Appears Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Finally, A Man Gets it!
8 August 2003 | by arose1959See all my reviews

I have never laughed & cried so hard at the same time. Finally, a man pregnant. And having it Arnold playing this part was wonderful. He ran the emotional and physical gammet and he did it beautifully. As a woman who had a horribly difficult pregnancy and constantly wanted to smack men up the side of the head when they make comments about how easy we have it, I finally felt that someone got it.

Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger pair up as a Doctor (OBGYN) and a Research Scientist who are trying to come up with a formula to help women with difficult pregnancies to have a better chance of carrying through. (A worthy effort in itself) They are turned down by the FDA for a human testing and the University revokes their funding. (TYPICAL) In a totally bold, crazy and plot driving move, Devito talks Arnold into trying the formula on himself. But where to get the donor egg. (Enter Emily Thompson as a fellow Dr/Researcher who has cryogenically frozen eggs). And the humor just gets funnier from here.

Arnold suddenly is going through the mood swings, the nausea, the nipples itching and everything else that goes with a "WOMAN" being pregnant. And he doesn't pander or downplay any of it. He was down right beautiful in the part.

I highly recommend this to any woman who is, will be or has been pregnant. You will laugh and cry and totally enjoy this movie. And guys, if you don't get it, well, you never have when we were the pregnant ones, so why should you get this portrayal??? Give it a shot, you may learn what real strengths women have.


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