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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.

Director:

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

At the end of the film, the credits list: "For Annie", who is the little girl sitting in the vet's office at the end (with her dog). This is actually Annie Meyers-Shyer, daughter of the directer Charles Shyer. In Disney's 1998 version of The Parent Trap (1998), which was directed by Charles Shyer's wife, Nancy Meyers, the twins played by Lindsay Lohan in the film were named after the real Annie Meyers-Shyer and her sister, Hallie Meyers-Shyer. However, at the end of this film, the credits list "For Hallie" instead. See more »

Goofs

Door on plumber's van at the new house. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Jeff Cooper: You and me are probably the only two people under 60 in Hadleyville County so we might as well make the best of it.
J.C. Wiatt: I appreciate you taking time to chat, but I'm not in the mood for idle conversation. So if it should happen again, I think we should both try to ignore each other, 'cos I'm not one of your students who's gonna faint every time you say hello. I am a tough, cold career woman who has absolutely nothing in common with a veterinarian from Hadleyville. All I have on my mind, at this ...
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Soundtracks

Everchanging Times
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Bill Conti
Performed by Siedah Garrett
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
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Best "Chick-Flick" for men to enjoy
7 August 2004 | by daisey-raySee all my reviews

I don't like the term "chick flick" but have come to realize that they do exist. This has to be the best movie like this for men. While it speaks to where women were in the corporate workforce in 1987 versus today, it also displays well the fact that it is the baby that causes Keaton's character to grow up, develop and become a more whole person than just the business tiger she was. The addition of Sam Sheppard as the veterinarian love-interest for Keaton is very well done. Sheppard appeals to men as a masculine, intelligent person willing to call his own shots when and where he wants. His ability to become valuable to Keaton who would have before seen him as valueless is priceless. This is a good "snowy Sunday evening" movie to go well with a good, hearty stew and a good friend.


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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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