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Baby Boom Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 7, 1987

Cast

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

Crew

Charles Shyer
Director
Nancy Meyers
Producer
Bruce A. Block
Producer
Nancy Meyers
Screenwriter
Charles Shyer
Screenwriter
William A. Fraker
Cinematographer
Burt Bacharach
Songwriter
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Conti
Songwriter
Lynzee Klingman
Editor
Jeffrey Howard
Production Designer
Bruce A. Block
Associate Producer
Lisa Fischer
Set Designer
Pam Dixon
Casting
Michele Ader
Production Manager
Al Laverde
Key Grip
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