- Director:Ivan Reitman
- Writer:Kevin Wade,Chris Conrad
- Cast:Arnold Schwarzenegger,Danny DeVito,Emma Thompson
- Time:1h 49min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger||-||Dr. Alex Hesse|
|Danny DeVito||-||Dr. Larry Arbogast|
|Emma Thompson||-||Dr. Diana Reddin|
|Frank Langella||-||Noah Banes|
|James Eckhouse||-||Ned Sneller|
|Kathleen Chalfant||-||Casitas Madres Receptionist|
|Christopher Meloni||-||Mr. Lanzarotta|
|Antoinette Peragine||-||Mrs. Lanzarotta|
Arnold Schwarzenegger spent time in obstetricians' waiting rooms to learn how pregnant women behave.
Out of all the films Ivan Reitman has made with Arnold Schwarzenegger, he has cited Junior (1994) as not his best, but his favourite.
Following Twins (1988) and Kindergarten Cop (1990), this is the third film in an unconnected trilogy of comedies directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger's co-stars in this film include Danny DeVito (who also starred in "Twins") and Pamela Reed (who also starred in "Kindergarten Cop"). All three films involve a theme of childrearing.
An early cut of the film ended with an abortion scene that was nixed by the studio after the subject was deemed to be "too politically sensitive." Extensive reshoots were required to make the final film work.
The campus in the film is called "Leland University". The actual location was the University of California at Berkeley, whose sports rival is Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California, which was named after Leland Stanford.
Brian Levant was originally chosen to direct the film, but Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to star in the film unless Ivan Reitman directed.
Arnold Schwarzenegger would wear a pregnancy suit before filming his scenes to get more in touch with his character.
Discussed in the 100th episode of the beloved podcast How Did This Get Made.