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Film: Baby's Day Out
In this movie written by John Hughes, Bink, the infant son of a wealthy family, is kidnapped by a Terrible Trio of crooks who pose as photographers, but they're too stupid to handle one little baby, who escapes and has an adventure throughout the big city while the crooks get their butts kicked trying to get him back, and his parents worry about him as they search for him.

This movie provides examples of:

  • Amusing Injuries
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Technically, they're crooks, but take as much abuse as one.
  • Butt Monkey: The crooks, naturally. When the baby isn't treating them like this, they're treating each other like this.
  • The Chew Toy: The crooks again.
  • Construction Zone Calamity: A movie such as this isn't complete without this cliche.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite caring more of the ransom money, the kidnappers show more than once genuine concern for Bink's safety.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The crooks; Eddie is choleric, Norby is sanguine and Veeko is phlegmatic.
  • Groin Attack: Pretty much a requisite for these types of movies. This one goes a bit further and has scene where Eddie is trying to hide that his crotch is on fire - and the only way to put it out is to stomp him there repeatedly.
  • VillainousBSOD / Thousand-Yard Stare: Eddie when he's lying in the garbage bin after getting hit in the head and falling off a building
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
  • Large Ham: Joe Mantegna as Eddie.
  • Made of Iron: The only excuse that the crooks survive falling stories high buildings as well as not suffering bodily damage.
  • No Peripheral Vision: All of the adults.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end of the movie, Bink takes out a book entitled "Baby Goes to China"...
  • Spiritual Successor: This film probably has more in common with the first two Home Alone films than Home Alone 3 did.
  • Stock Scream: The Howie Scream is heard when the gorilla tosses one of the crooks into the air.
  • Terrible Trio
  • Too Dumb to Live: The crooks. Even Eddie who is supposed to be the smartest of the three is revealed to be dimwitted just like his two companions.
  • Trailers Always Lie: The original trailer made it look like Bink got lost on his own and the trio discovered there was a reward for finding him, so in turn attempted to recover him for his family; instead of being the crooks that fail at holding him for ransom and are the ones responsible for him being on his own in the first place.
  • Villain Protagonist: Eddie, Norby and Veeko more or less.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After all the troubles and injures the baby put him through and after accidentally letting some mixture be poured on him, Eddie finally snaps.
    Eddie: THAT'S IT! NO MERCY! This ain't no nursery school battle of wits anymore. This is my '5'"10" of guile, gut, and gristle, versus you 2 1/2 feet of goo-goos,gaa-gaas, and giggles. If the Milwaukee Mob couldn't kill me, no milk-puking little thumb-sucker's got a candle's chance on a cyclone of getting the better of me!
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Baby Bink.

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alternative title(s): Babys Day Out
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