Three Men and a Baby, released in 1987
and directed by Spock, starred Tom Selleck as Peter
Mitchell, Steve Guttenberg as Michael Kellam, and Ted
Danson as Jack Holden. The movie was based on a 1985
French film titled Trois homes et un couffin
(Three Men and a Cradle). This movie was the biggest
box office hit of 1987, and it received mostly positive
reviews from critics. In the end, it made Touchstone
Pictures a ton of money, and was popular enough to
warrant a sequel. Three Men and a Little Lady was
released in 1990, and although it did not do as well as
its predecessor both at the box office and with critics,
it was still profitable. At the time of this writing,
there was still the possibility of a third installment
titled Three Men and a Bride.
In this movie, three bachelor roommates
(Peter, Michael, Jack) are enjoying their lives as they
work during the day and party at night. One day, they
find a baby girl (Mary) on their door step, which ended
up being the product of a fling between Jack and one of
his female conquests. At the time Mary was dropped off,
Jack was filming on location in another part of the
world, so Peter and Michael were required to take over
paternal duties, of which they knew nothing. At the
same time, before Jack left, he agreed to allow one of
his friends to deliver a package to his apartment while
he was away, that would be picked up by others later.
Unbeknownst to them all, the package contained heroin,
and it was drug dealers who arrived to pick it up.
After a mix up, the drug dealers end up with powdered
sugar, the heroin is hidden in the apartment, and the
police put the apartment under surveillance.
returns, and takes over fatherly duties, the three
bachelors then run a sting on the drug dealers, in order
to prove their innocence to police. In the end, Maryís
mother, who was about to take Mary to England, is
convinced to stay in New York, and she is invited to
live with the three bachelorís. Everyone supposedly
lives happily ever after.