Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby)

1987

Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby)

Critics Consensus

The American remake of the popular French comedy mostly works a charm under the combined talents of the three leads, who play nicely against type -- although forced plot elements and sentimentality at times dampen the fun.

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Three Men and a Baby is an Americanized remake of the 1985 French comedy hit Three Men and a Cradle. Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg play three upwardly mobile New York bachelors who share an apartment. Their even-keel lifestyle is thrown out of whack when a young woman leaves a baby on their doorstep, suspecting that film director Danson is the father. The balance of the film is devoted to milking as much humor as possible out of the situation of three urbane young men trying to play nursemaid with nary a clue of what they're doing (at one point, a desperate Selleck offers Guttenberg a thousand dollars if Guttenberg will change a diaper). A subplot involving drug dealers is thrown in to sustain audience interest after our trio of heroes become accustomed to a baby around the apartment. "Urban legend" aficionados please note: That cardboard cutout of Ted Danson briefly glimpsed in one scene of Three Men and a Baby is not the ghost of a little boy who died in the bachelors' apartment before filming started.

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Cast

Tom Selleck
as Peter Mitchell
Ted Danson
as Jack Holden
Steve Guttenberg
as Michael Kellam
Celeste Holm
as Mrs. Holden
Lisa Blair
as Mary Bennington
Michelle Blair
as Mary Bennington
Philip Bosco
as Det. Sgt. Melkowitz
Derek de Lint
as Jan Clopatz
Francine Beers
as Woman at Gift Shop
Barbara Budd
as Actress
Michael Burgess
as Handsome Man at Party
Eugene Clark
as Man #1 at Party
David Ferry
as Telephone Installer
Dave Foley
as Grocery Store Clerk
Cynthia Harris
as Mrs. Hathaway
Mario Joyner
as Cab Driver
Edward D. Murphy
as Security Guard
Jaqueline Murphy
as Gate Attendant
Colin Quinn
as Gift Shop Clerk
Thomas Quinn
as Mounted Policeman
John Gould Rubin
as Paul Milner
Daniele Scott
as Swimming Instructor
Christine Kossak
as One of Jack's Girls
Gary Howard Klar
as Detective #1
Joe Lynn
as Detective #2
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Critic Reviews for Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby)

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Audience Reviews for Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby)

  • Aug 04, 2012
    Some forced elements to give a action form to the remake together with an unnecessary silliness, Leonard Nimoy's comedy have a likable stars, sweet and interesting scenes.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2011
    as hillarious as the cast, this remake is heartwarming, hillarious, fresh, and original as a newborn baby. B+
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2011
    A warm gentle comedy about three bachelors trying to raise a baby - a situation that naturally promises a lot of funny scenarios. A timeless classic.
    Sajin P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2010
    "They Changed Her Diapers. She Changed Their Lives" "Three Men and a Baby" is a fine comedy about three bachelors (Ted Danson, Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg) who are forced to take care of an abandoned baby that was left on their doorstep who have no idea what to do with a baby. It's a story that embraces parenting and all of its lovable details like dirty diapers, food spit-ups, and lack of sleep. Has many hilarious moments and you have to be a real cynic not to just kick back and enjoy this feel-good comedy/drama.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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