Baby Geniuses

  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Producers: Steven Paul
  • Writers: Steven Paul, Francisca Matos, Robert Grasmere
  • Genres: Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Kathleen Turner, Peter MacNicol, Kim Cattrall, Christopher Lloyd, Dom DeLuise, Ruby Dee, Kyle Howard, Colton Sherman, Garrett McIntosh, Alexander Pease, Nicholas Decker

Two scientists, Dr. Kinder (Kathleen Turner) and Dr. Heep (Christopher Lloyd) use genius baby studies to fund their Babyco theme park. At age two, the children are due to ‘cross over’, learn to talk, and forget their universal knowledge. One mischievous toddler, Sly, makes repeated attempts to escape the “Kinder” lab and one night, he actually succeeds. What Sly does not expect is to run into his twin, Whit, in a mall playground. Although Sly and Whit share a telepathic bond, they have no idea of each other’s existence. While the guards from the lab capture Whit, mistake him for Sly, and take him back to the Kinder lab, Sly is taken home by Whit’s adopted mother. After Dr. Kinder discovers the mix-up, she decides to do a cross evaluation on the twins. However, when she comes to Bobbin’s Place, she realizes that Dan Bobbin can understand babies. After the attempts to retrieve Sly fail, Dr. Kinder decides to move the labs to Lichtenstein. The babies at Bobbin’s Place hypnotize Lennie, the bus driver to drive to Kinder Labs. Once at the labs, Sly goes to the control room to set the robots from the theme park on the lab scientists. When the Bobbins return home, their natural daughter Carrie tells her father that the children are in the Kinder Labs. At the end of the fight Dr. Kinder captures Whit and takes him to the helicopter pad on the roof. Robin and Dan Bobbins chases them to the roof. Dr. Kinder gives Whit to a man on the helicopter. Dr. Kinder and Dan fight. Dan falls and hits his head. Robin fights Dr. Kinder. In the fight Dr. Kinder reveals that they are not related, but that Robin was adopted at age two. Just then police helicopters come. Sly and Whit come together on the roof to cross over. Some time later Dan awakens with his memory intact. He wants the secrets of life, but as the twins have crossed over they no longer know those secrets. Carrie, their sister, reveals that the secret of life is love.

SuperBabies Baby Geniuses 2

  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Producers: Steven Paul
  • Writers: Steven Paul, Gregory Poppen
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel

Following on from the plot of the last movie, babies can communicate with each other using ‘baby talk’, and have an innate knowledge of the secrets of the universe. The baby geniuses become involved in a scheme by media mogul Bill Biscane (Jon Voight). Helping the geniuses is a legendary superbaby named Kahuna. He joins up with several other babies in an attempt to stop Biscane, who intends to use a state-of-the-art satellite system to control the world’s population.

A Christmas Story

  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Producers: Bob Clark, Gary Goth
  • Writers: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

The movie takes place in the fictional northwest Indiana town of Hohman (based on real-life Hammond, Indiana). 9-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas: “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time.”

Between run-ins with his younger brother Randy (Ian Petrella) and having to handle school bully Scut Farkus (Zack Ward), Ralphie does not know how he will ever survive long enough to get the BB gun for Christmas.

The plot revolves around Ralphie’s overcoming a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to his owning the precious Red Ryder BB gun: the fear that he will shoot his eye out. In each of the film’s three acts, Ralphie makes his case to another individual; each time he is met by the same retort. When Ralphie asks his mother (Melinda Dillon) for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, she says, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out.” Next, when Ralphie writes a theme about the BB gun for Mrs. Shields (Tedde Moore), his teacher at Harding Elementary School, Ralphie gets a C+, and Mrs. Shields writes “P.S. You’ll shoot your eye out” on it. Finally, Ralphie asks an obnoxious department store Santa Claus (Jeff Gillen) for a Red Ryder BB gun, and Santa responds, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid. Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho!”, before pushing Ralphie down a long slide with his boot.

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