Question about the end of 'It's Alive'
November 4, 2016 10:31 AM   Subscribe

I have a question about the end of the classic and underrated 1974 Larry Cohen movie 'It's Alive'.

When they're all at the sewer exit, and the cops have Frank surrounded, and he's kinda change his heart, and the cops are about to open fire, does Frank throw the baby at the doctor (because the doc is sorta sleazy) or did the baby jump out of his arms (and land on the doctor intentionally, bc the doc is sorta sleazy, or as a happy accident / filmic justice)?
posted by J0 to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
It's been 702 million years since I saw this, but my recollection is that the baby launched itself.
posted by jbenben at 11:22 AM on November 4, 2016

The jump attack was the closest thing Monster Baby had to a Signature Move.
posted by Flexagon at 11:32 AM on November 4, 2016

It's on YouTube!

Yeah, not only is that the "signature move," but the dad is struggling to hold on to the baby just before it leaps. IRL, the actor throws the prop, so I think that's your confusion.
posted by jbenben at 11:38 AM on November 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

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