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An aspiring writer faces up to the responsibilities of marriage and family in this romantic comedy from writer, director, and producer [[Performer~P95115~John Hughes~johnhughes]]. Despite the misgivings he pours out to best friend Davis McDonald ([[Performer~P3515~Alec Baldwin~alecbaldwin]]), Jake Briggs ([[Performer~P3164~Kevin Bacon~kevinbacon]]) marries high-school sweetheart Kristy ([[Performer~P47478~Elizabeth McGovern~elizabethmcgovern]]). After an abortive attempt at graduate school in New Mexico, the couple settles in suburban Chicago. Jake fakes his way into a job as an advertising copywriter, while Kristy settles into her own corporate job. The couple faces the typical ups and downs of any new marriage, especially after Davis visits with a bimbo on his arm, regaling his pal Jake with tales of the good life. A few years later, Kristy decides to stop taking her birth-control pills -- and tells Jake about it three months later. Plagued by doubts, unfulfilled ambitions, and images of a fantasy girl ([[Performer~P43242~Isabel Lorca~isabelgarcíalorca]]) he once spotted in a club, Jake resists the idea of fatherhood. Then he finds out he has low sperm count and, his manhood thus challenged, lines up for fertility clinic-assisted stud duty. The birth doesn't go as smoothly as Jake expected, however, setting the stage for climactic realizations. [[Performer~P47057~Edie McClurg~ediemcclurg]], who played the nosy school secretary in [[Performer~P95115~Hughes~johnhughes]]' [[Feature~V17076~Ferris Bueller's Day Off~ferrisbuellersdayoff]], makes a cameo appearance as an officious neighbor. In addition, a who's who of other [[Performer~P95115~Hughes~johnhughes]] alums and Hollywood stars lend their faces and voices to a series of closing-credits shots in which each suggests a name for the titular baby. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:February 5, 1988


Kevin Bacon
as Jefferson "Jake" Briggs
Elizabeth McGovern
as Kristy Briggs
Alec Baldwin
as Davis McDonald
Isabel García Lorca
as Fantasy Girl
William Windom
as Russ Bainbridge
Cathryn Damon
as Gayle Bainbridge
Holland Taylor
as Sarah Briggs
Dennis Dugan
as Bill
Nancy Lenehan
as Cynthia
John Ashton
as Ken
Edie McClurg
as Lynn
Paul Gleason
as Howard
Larry Hankin
as Hank
Valeri Breiman
as Erin
Ingrid Ferrin
as Nurse
Al Leong
as Photographer
Lisa Niemi
as Model
Gail O'Grady
as Laura
Reba McKinney
as Grandmother
Bill Erwin
as Grandfather
Sherry Narens
as Nurse at Medical Lab
Cindy Pickett
as Suggesting baby names (uncredited)
Steve Tannen
as Man with Bike
Lydia Peterkoch
Lili Taylor
as Girl at Medical Lab
Terrie Snell
as Dancer
Angela Alvarado
as Model
Kellye Nakahara
as Nurse at Hospital


John Hughes
John Hughes
Ronald B. Colby
John Hughes
Donald Peterman
Kate Bush
Stewart Copeland
Composer (Music Score)
Nicky Holland
Composer (Music Score)
Tarquin Gotch
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Bowers
Alan Heim
Ronald B. Colby
Executive Producer
Jennifer Polito
Set Designer
Louis Mann
Set Designer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Mark A. Radcliffe
First Assistant Director
Keith Peterman
Camera Operator
Maryann Kelman
James Fierro
Eddie Fernandez
Conrad Palmisano
G.A. Aguilar
Rick LeFevour
Jane Alderman
Jane Jenkins
Steve Jacobs
James Herbert
Production Manager
Ronald B. Colby
Production Manager
Janet Hirshenson
David Morenz
First Assistant Camera
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret
Script Supervisor
Bill Puluti
Transportation Captain
Stanford Gilbert
Supervising ADR Editor
Tony Bowers
Location Manager
Michele Neely
Dale Torri
Transportation Captain
Eddie Villa
Assistant Properties
Michon Peacock
Assistant Choreographer
Brad Wilder
Richard Dow
Dolly Grip
Hugo Weng
Sound Effects Editor
John Tiano
Transportation Captain
Dennis Flanderka
Anna Boorstin
Sound Effects Editor
Randy Kelley
Sound Effects Editor
Joyce Rudolph
Still Photographer
Barbara Flinn
Extra Casting
Ted Litchfield
First Assistant Camera
Dow Griffith
Location Manager
Stefanie Moore
Second Second Assistant Director
Jeanne Caliendo
Second Assistant Director
Kathryn Rhodes
Production Assistant
Doris Hellmann
Production Secretary
James Zenk
Still Photographer
Gary Palmer
Chief Lighting Technician
Mark Herzog
Production Assistant
James Giovannetti, Jr.
Second Assistant Director
Larry Kemp
Sound Effects Editor
John Rozman
Murphy Wiltz
Wylie Stateman
Supervising Sound Editor
Billy Higgins
Location Manager
Kim Bastyr
Assistant Location Manager
Mike Shepard
Transportation Coordinator
Earl Linder
Don Digirolamo
Re-Recording Mixer
Barbara Lorenz
Hair Styles
George Parra
Second Second Assistant Director
Dan Marrow
Transportation Coordinator
Jeff Passanante
Conrad Palmisano
Stunts Coordinator
Jeffrey Thorin
Camera Loader
Peter Carley
Production Assistant
Greg Agalsoff
Boom Operator
Gary Scalzo
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Robert Knudson
Re-Recording Mixer
Gaston Veilleux
Transportation Captain
Ingrid Ferrin
Jerrie Fowler
First Assistant Editor
Tim McNeal
Production Assistant