Baby Geniuses (1999)
Babies talking! Babies using computers! A major role for Dom Deluise! This movie is practically a license to print money.
An ensemble cast consisting of Dom Deluise (Cannonball Run), Kathleen Turner (Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown from Back to the Future) and Kim Cattrall (Samantha of “Sex in the City” fame) star in this tale of an evil scientist who is holding super intelligent babies captive.
Turner plays Dr. Kinder, the dastardly head of BabyCo. With the help of Dr. Heep (Lloyd), Kinder oversees the largest manufacturer of baby products in the world, as well as a baby theme park. This is all an elaborate cover-up however.
In a secret underground lair, Kinder and Heep study the super intelligent language that their group of baby geniuses communicates in. To further their studies, Kinder separates a pair of twins – giving Whit to her niece (Cattrall), and keeping Sylvester.
This proves to be an unwise move. Well, to be technical about it, keeping babies captive in an underground lair is in itself an unwise move. In particular Kinder and company run into problems with the precocious Sylvester, who is not only a genius, but knows karate. He’s like a tiny, diaper wearing combination of Albert Einstein and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Sylvester eventually escapes, and crosses paths with the twin brother he never knew existed. A mix-up occurs, leading to his brother heading to BabyCo, and Dom Deluise having a wrench dropped on his groin by a baby.
Sylvester must then lead an army of babies (an infantry some might call it) on a mission to save Whit and the other babies from the clutches of BabyCo. This leads to the finest training montage ever captured on film. Eat your heart out Rocky.
Do the youngsters triumph over the forces of evil? Check the film out for yourself for the answer to that one. And while you’re at it, pickup the sequel SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, starring Jon Voight and Scott Baio.