Baby's Day Out

Baby's Day Out

Patrick Read Johnson (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Love him or hate him, John Hughes certainly hit upon a winning formula with Home Alone. Here he comes up with another successful spin on the small-things-humiliating-adults theme, with a wee baby standing in for Macaulay Culkin. The little tot - the precious child of a wealthy family - is snatched by a bungling trio of kidnappers and blithely proceeds to make their life hell. Unsurprisingly, wit and subtlety are hardly to the fore and at times the film is a little too cosy for its own good. However, the action does rip along at a cracking pace, the comic set pieces are executed with precision, and Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley are good fun as the incompetent crooks.


Three bungling kidnappers hatch a plan to pose as society reporters and snatch the baby son of a wealthy couple. However, the infant escapes on to the streets of New York, evading the crooks' every attempt to recapture him. Comedy, starring Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Mauser Joe Mantegna
Laraine Cotwell Lara Flynn Boyle
Norby LeBlaw Joe Pantoliano
Veeko Riley Brian Haley
Gilbertine Cynthia Nixon
Agent Grissom Fred Dalton Thompson
Mr Andrews John Neville
Bennington Cotwell Matthew Glave
Director Patrick Read Johnson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's