Three Men and a Baby [VHS]
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- Amazon Sales Rank: #15137 in VHS
- Released on: 1992-12-07
- Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Number of discs: 1
- Formats: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Running time: 102 minutes
Not nearly as good as the original French comedy, Three Men and a Cradle, upon which this is based, Three Men and a Baby nevertheless is decent brain candy directed with some crackle by Leonard Nimoy. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson star as three swinging bachelor roommates who find a baby girl on their doorstep--the daughter of Danson's character (who doesn't know about her) by a woman (Nancy Travis) with whom he had a brief fling. The jokes about dirty diapers and feeding schedules are predictable, but the film gains real warmth from Selleck, who does a convincing job playing a fellow whose life is changed for the better by added responsibility. A distracting subplot involving some bad guys threatens to derail everything, and the ending is a bit unconvincing as filmed, but the virtues of this movie finally win out over its weaknesses. --Tom Keogh
This older film, dating back to 1987, was a sleeper hit and a real favorite when it came out. The cast of Tom Selleck, Steve Gutenberg,and Ted Danson was just fine, and the story line was terrific. Here we see three "professional men" having to deal with the realities of life- a baby- and the predicaments they have to deal with are realistic and not patronizing at all. Then to discover that Danson is the real "Daddy" brings an even greater element to the film.
I believe that this had to be one of Selleck's best movies, and the ensemble cast is excellent. A fine family film, and to watch and listen to the trio sing "Goodnight Sweetheart" is worth the price of the movie.
It is so funny!
My mom rented this movie for my sister and I. Four thumbs up!!!!! The parts we liked the best were when the baby was crying, when Peter and Michael first saw the baby, and when they were bathing the baby using a turkey baster.
LET ME DISPENSE WITH ALL THESE "GHOST BOY" RUMORS!
First, let me say that this is a wonderful movie, rivalled only by its original French companion, THREE MEN AND A CRADLE (Trois Hommes Et Un Couffin). Having said that, allow me to dispense with all this "ghost boy" nonsense. I learned, from an interview with Leonard Nimoy (the movie's director), that the boy in the window is real -- but he's just the son of a crew member who got into the shot accidentally. Like many faux-pas that end up in the finished product of a movie, this was a mistake the editor didn't catch. The shotgun is just a toy the boy had with him. There are no ghosts in this movie, and it has nothing to do with any murder. Now, let's get on with our lives.