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Baby Boom (1987)

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

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Charles Shyer
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... J.C. Wiatt
Sam Shepard ... Dr. Jeff Cooper
Harold Ramis ... Steven Buchner
Kristina Kennedy Kristina Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy Michelle Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wiatt
Sam Wanamaker ... Fritz Curtis
James Spader ... Ken Arrenberg
Pat Hingle ... Hughes Larrabee
Britt Leach ... Verne Boone
Linda Ellerbee ... Narrator
Kim Sebastian Kim Sebastian ... Robin
Mary Gross ... Charlotte Elkman
Patricia Estrin ... Secretary
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ... Mrs. Atwood
Peter Elbling ... Maitre D'
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Storyline

J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell... Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Boom See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,413, 12 October 1987

Gross USA:

$26,712,476

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,712,476
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of collaborations of the then husband and wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers. See more »

Goofs

In the voiceover at the beginning it says she graduated first in her class at Yale. She later screams in the snow that she went to Harvard. It actually said in the beginning that she went to both Harvard and Yale. See more »

Quotes

J.C. Wiatt: I can't have a baby because I have a 12:30 lunch meeting
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Soundtracks

Pennies from Heaven
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Music by Arthur Johnston
Performed by The Moonlighters at the town dance
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Baby Boom
3 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Sweeter than sugar Keaton is delightfully charming in this pleasant comedy about a high powered business executive who lives in her work, until she inherits a baby girl from distant relatives who have been killed. Lovely all the way through with a witty script from Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer and good support from the always wonderful Shepard and from Sam Wannamaker.


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