The film opens on the wedding day of Jake (Kevin Bacon) and Kristy Briggs (Elizabeth McGovern). He breaks his study and know by grove lies to get a job as a copywriter, after which they move to a suburb. Jake has rather struggled with his new life there, especially also because of the contrast with that of his friend and witness, womanizing Davis (Alec Baldwin). Then decides to stop it Kristy without Jake birth control.
|Kevin Bacon||Jake Briggs|
|Elizabeth McGovern||Kristy Briggs||Jakes woman|
|Alec Baldwin||Davis McDonald||friend of Jake and witness at marriage|
|Cathryn Damon||Gayle Bainbridge|
|Dan Aykroyd||themselves||Cameo. See Cameos.|
|Bill Murray||themselves||Cameo. See Cameos.|
|Kirstie Alley||themselves||Cameo. See Cameos.|
|Bronson Pinchot||themselves||Cameo. See Cameos.|
During the end credits have a number of actors from other movies of John Hughes and/or Paramount that around the same time in production were a cameo in which they make suggestions for the name of the newborn. These include Dan Aykroyd (working for The Great Outdoors) and Bill Murray (Scrooged ).
The film was about the same time in the form of production with another movie by Hughes, Planes, Trains and automobiles (1987), and there are some connections between the two. Kevin Bacon has a cameo as a taxi passenger in Planes and watching the character Susan in it on television to a scene from "she's Having a Baby, though only to hear the sound.