Baby Boom

Baby Boom

Director: Charles Shyer Cast: Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker


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Management consultant Diane Keaton has no time in her life for anything except her high-profile job. All this changes when she inherits a 14-month-old infant from a pair of recently deceased-and very distant-relatives. Intending to put the child up for adoption, she discovers that she has grown fond of the kid and has begun to thrive on the responsibilities of motherhood. All of this, of course, jeopardizes Keaton's love life and professional standing, but all turns out well when the baby inadvertently leads to a whole new moneymaking agenda for our heroine. Capraesque in concept, Baby Boom avoids phony sentiment and obvious humor, emerging as one of the singular comic delights of the late 1980s. On great bit has Keaton "celebrating" a major business coup by surreptiously performing an under-the-table jig (a bit of business that dates back to the 1924 Reginald Denny comedy Skinner's Dress Suit). Baby Boom was spun off into a TV sitcom in 1989, with Kate Jackson filling Diane Keaton's designer shoes.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/1996
UPC: 0027616583031
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diane Keaton J.C. Wiatt, Management Consultant
Harold Ramis Stven Buchner, Investment Benker
Sam Wanamaker Fritz Curtis
James Spader Ken Arrenberg
Pat Hingle Hughes Larrabee
Sam Shepard Dr. Jeff Copper, Veterinarian
Britt Leach Vern Boone
Kristy Kennedy Elizabeth Wiatt
Michelle Kennedy Elizabeth Wiatt
Linda Ellerbee Narrator
Kim Sebastian Robin
Mary Gross Charlene, The Receptionist
Patricia Estrin Secretary
Elizabeth Bennett Mrs. Atwood
Peter Elbing Maitre d'
Shera Danese Cloak Room Attendant
Dorothy Hall Restaurant Guest
Jack Hall Restaurant Guest
Annie Shyer Young Girl at Dance
Beverly Todd Ann Bowen
Angel David Stockboy
Nicholas Cascone Delivery Boy
William Frankfather Merle White
Annie O'Donnell Wilma White
George Petrie Everett Sloane
Annie Golden Nanny
Jennifer Balgobin Nanny
Victoria Jackson Eve, The Nanny
Marianne Doherty Food Chain Secretary
John C. Cooke Dwayne
Carol Gillies Helga
Dori Brenner Park Mom
Jane Elliot Park Mom
Ben Diskin Ben
Paxton Whitehead "Center" Instructor
Constance Forslund Receptionist
John Philbin Oldtimer
Hansford Rowe Sam Tutts
Billy Beck Roofer
Katherine Borowitz Yuppie Wife
Robin Bartlett Yuppie Wife
Chris Noth Yuppie Husband
Lisa Fuller Stacy
Mary Peters Postmaster
Annie Meyers-Shyer Little Girl in Vermont

Technical Credits
Charles Shyer Director,Screenwriter
Michele Ader Production Manager
Burt Bacharach Songwriter
Susan Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce A. Block Associate Producer
Bill Conti Score Composer,Songwriter
Pam Dixon Casting
Lisa Fischer Set Decoration/Design
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Jeffrey Howard Production Designer
Lynzee Klingman Editor
John T. Kretchmer Asst. Director
Nancy Meyers Producer,Screenwriter
Beala Neel Art Director
Carole Bayer Sager Songwriter

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Baby Boom 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
I watched this classic from 1987 for the millionth time last night (OK not really, probably more like the 15th time but you get the point) and I found myself laughing just as hard as I did the first time. For those of you who have never seen this movie I will give you a brief synopsis. Diane Keaton plays J.C. Wiatt a powerful executive, nicknamed "The Tiger Lady", on her way to making partner with a New York consulting firm. She has a comfortable, if maybe passionless, relationship and her life seems to be going great. Then a lat night phone calls changes everything. The phone call is from England informing her that her cousin and his wife died in a automobile accident and that she has inherited something from them. She is all excited thinking it's money when it fact it ends up being their baby. She doesn't know what to do. She can't have a baby, a baby will mess everything up. So she takes care of her for a few days just until she can take her to the adoption agency. Now if that actually worked movie would be over and I wouldn't be here talking about it. Needless to say she can't bring herself to do it once she is there and ends up keeping baby Elizabeth. Now how is she supposed to juggle being a mom and making partner? Being 1987 is doesn't work out very well. Her boyfriend, played by Harold Ramis, leaves her. Her protegee, cunningly played by James Spader, takes advantage of the fact she is so distracted at work and takes over her biggest account. Her boss, played by Sam Wanamaker, informs her she is being passed over as partner. So what is a strong, independent women to do? She quits, buys a farm house in Vermont with an apple orchard, and attempts to start over. This is were the movie gets really good so I'm just going to gloss over the plot here. Everything goes wrong for her once her and baby Elizabeth are living in Vermont. Her well drys up, roof needs to be replaced, she has no social life and feels she is becoming an old maid. She eventually, in a fit of desperation, unloads on her handyman then faints. When she comes to she is in a doctor's exam room and ends up spilling her guts out to Sam Shepard thinking he is a doctor. Which he is, but not for humans, he's a Vet. Needless to say she is humiliated and storms out. In the mean time she had been making apple sauce for Elizabeth from the orchards on her property. One day she brings some into the general store and finds herself selling a few jars to some tourists from The City. The rest of the movie is about starting over. Starting her own baby food company, Country Baby. Starting a new relationship with Dr. Jeff Cooper. Starting to become involved with the community that she had been living in but not taking part in. Once she thinks she has everything figured out her old boss tells her that a company wants to buy her out. So does she sell the company and move back to New York? Does she in the end say no, stay in Vermont, and stay with the doctor? Well watch the movie and find out. This is one of my favorite movies from the 80s and is well worth watching. I think it still accurately portrays the way some women feel that they have to make a choice between career and family. Hopefully this is a rather good example that tells everyone that they can have both and that they don't have to make a choice. So please watch this movie. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This move is yes, pretty old, but this movie still has the comedy that makes us laugh and has the very funny Diane Keaton in it
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It's already a rather old movie, but still very nice to see.
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