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After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.


  • Molly Ringwald
  • Randall Batinkoff
  • Kenneth Mars
  • Miriam Flynn
  • Conchata Ferrell
  • Sharon Brown
  • John Zarchen
  • Pauly Shore
  • Michelle Downey
  • Patricia Barry

Did You Know?


  • The original name for this movie was the rhyming title of "Maybe Baby".
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    • Darcy: I'm pregnant. Can you pass the turnips?
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For Keeps is an intriguing movie that succeeds in creating believable characters, keeping them alive, and steering them more or less safely past the cliches that are inevitable with this kind of material. It’s a movie with heart, and that compensates for a lot of the predictability.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

For Keeps is schizoid entertainment. It begins as a comedy, shifts briefly into social commentary and winds up in soap opera land, with Ringwald acting nobly and self-sacrificing. The movie has been heralded as a sign of Hollywood's new maturity, because the kids face up to their situation. That is applaudable, but For Keeps is old-fashioned and obvious. It is to teen pregnancy what My Three Sons was to family life. [15 Jan 1988, p.C5]

Metacritic review by Hal Boedeker
Hal Boedeker
Miami Herald