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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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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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The gorilla suit used in this film was the same suit John Alexander wore to play Digit in Gorillas in the Mist. Both films had Rick Baker creating the animatronic effects, and he made alterations to the suit for this film since the character is supposed to be a western lowland gorilla as opposed to being a mountain gorilla. See more »

Goofs

When the big lady drops her bag, the baby is facing upwards. The camera zooms in and the baby is facing down. See more »

Quotes

Norby: Did a baby get off this bus? A little guy about two feet tall. It's an emergency!
Bus Driver: I didn't have nobody today with a baby.
Norby: He was BY HIMSELF!
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Guilty pleasure, perhaps...
17 May 2009 | by rbsjrxSee all my reviews

...but I really love this movie! It's a pity this was released on the coattails of "Home Alone", since it's inevitably perceived as a knock-off. But the comparison is really unfair. "Home Alone" featured McCauley Culkin as annoying, precocious, and self-sufficient far beyond his years. The criminals who were his foils were reminiscent of The Three Stooges in their ineptitude. The one quality both Culkin and the criminals shared was a being mean spirited to some degree.

Baby Bink in "Baby's Day Out" is a true innocent who survives on luck while remaining adorably unaffected. His criminal foils are more reminiscent of Laurel & Hardy than The Three Stooges - cleverer and more subtle. In this case, the quality shared by Baby Bink and the criminals is innocence and an underlying decency.

The supporting cast is superb, led by Joe Mantegna in one of his best comic roles.

If you're not too jaded to appreciate it, I highly recommend this movie.


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