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Baby's Day Out (1994)

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After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

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John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Eddie
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Laraine Cotwell
Joe Pantoliano ... Norby
Brian Haley ... Veeko
Cynthia Nixon ... Gilbertine
Fred Dalton Thompson ... FBI Agent Dale Grissom
John Neville ... Mr. Andrews
Matthew Glave ... Bennington Cotwell
Adam Robert Worton ... Baby Bink #1
Jacob Joseph Worton ... Baby Bink #2
Brigid Duffy Brigid Duffy ... Sally
Guy Hadley Guy Hadley ... FBI Agent
Eddie Bracken ... Old Timer
Kenneth L. Jordahl Kenneth L. Jordahl ... Old Soldier #1
Raymond Henders Raymond Henders ... Old Soldier #2
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Storyline

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially the three enterprising kidnappers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnapping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Born to go wild! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and comic action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agarrem Esse Bebé See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,044,662, 4 July 1994

Gross USA:

$16,827,402

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,827,402
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Originally, Academy Award Winning Composer Jerry Goldsmith was slated to score this film, but had to bow out, due to scheduling conflicts with The Shadow (1994). Bruce Broughton was hired, and subsequently hired to score the remake of Miracle on 34th Street (1994) later that year, both written and produced by the late John Hughes. Broughton had only three weeks to score the film. See more »

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Eddie: If you want to be a shoplifter, go to J.C. Penney.
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Perfect example of Cinema Verite
10 February 2004 | by BentCrewStreakSee all my reviews

When my good buddy Wingnut(don't ask) raved about this movie, I was, to say the least, suspicious. "How is a movie about a baby who outwits would be kidnappers gonna fit into my rotation of Cambodian porn flicks?"

Well, I'm here to tell you...it does. I'm sorry I doubted this movie. It is, without a doubt, one of the funniest "laugh out loud" movies that I have ever seen. I'm not going to try to recap the movie. Others on this site have done a far better job than I could. I thought it was going to be a "baby" version of "Home Alone". But, it's actually closer to "Citizen Kane", with it's subtle majesty on display during each and every frame. The inspired antics of little Baby Bink will tug on the most hardened of heartstrings.

Superb performances throughout, especially Joe Pantoliano in the role of a lifetime as Norby. Rudy and I laughed many many times at the bumbling idiots as they tried time and time again to capture Baby Bink, but failed every time! It just never gets old! I've heard that the the best way to experience the rich detail in this tapestry of expert filmmaking is to see it with someone you love...or want to impress. I wholeheartedly second Hckyfn17's enthusiastic exclamation of "Wicked Awesome!" and also musts wonder "Where is the sequel".

John Hughes, why hast thou forsaken me?


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