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Baby Geniuses (1999)

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Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elena
... Heep
... Robin
... Dan
... Lenny
... Margo
... Dickie
... Mayor
... Sly / Whit
Myles Fitzgerald ... Sly / Whit
Gerry Fitzgerald ... Sly / Whit
Connor Leggett ... Basil
Griffin Leggett ... Basil
Megan Robbins ... Carrie
Gabrielle Robbins ... Carrie
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Dr. Elena Kinder and Dr. Heap work for BABYCO, the world's leading manufacturer in baby products. What the public doesn't know, however, is that Dr. Kinder and Dr. Heap are secretly working on cracking the code to "baby talk" which is actually a highly sophisticated language which allows babies to communicate the knowledge of the secrets of the universe with which they are born. Problems arise when Sly, the smartest of the babies, escapes from the lab and unites the babies of the outside world to help free the babies trapped in the lab. Kinder and Heap must find Sly before it is too late. Written by Anonymous

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Think innocent. Think helpless. Think again. Naps are history.

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Comedy | Crime | Family | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some rude behavior and dialogue | See all certifications »

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12 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Talking  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,613,587, 14 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,141,959, 5 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,341,959
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Trivia

Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Goon Bob falls down the stairs. See more »

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Margo: Dickie?
[walks into room and sees a still hypnotized Dickie standing there with his finger in his nose and his tongue wiggling around outside his mouth]
Margo: Boy this is not your lunch break.
[Dickie continues to pick his nose and wiggle his tongue]
Margo: All right ice dork, hop to it.
[Dickie starts hopping out the room while still picking his nose and wiggling his tongue. Margo looks on in disbelief]
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Referenced in The Tracey Fragments (2007) See more »

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A Gift Of Love
Written by Brian Thomas Lambert (as Brian Lambert) and Stephen Singer
Performed by Randy Travis
Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
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An interesting failure
13 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Christopher Lloyd, as usual, is in top form. The rest of the cast is good as well, but that's not where Baby Geniuses fails. It's main problem is that the script just isn't funny enough. The film has moments of zany humor and a few laughs, but nothing here is that memorable...except the interaction between babies. These kiddies really appear to be communicating with one another. There are elements in this film that may help it achieve cult status in the near future. As it stands now, Baby Geniuses is an interesting failure. It entertained me until the end, but I just didn't laugh enough. See it for the novel plot and Lloyd's over the top performance. If you don't expect too much, this may be a guilty pleasure.

A 7 or 6 out of 10 (depending on my mood)


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