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Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 October 1989 (USA)
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After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice over.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Voice of Mikey (voice)
Jason Schaller ...
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Jacob Haines ...
Christopher Aydon ...
Joy Boushel ...
Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling ...


Mollie is a single mum who's on the lookout for a reliable and normal boyfriend. Her son Mikey, (unbeknownst to her) seems to have a better idea of which of the men she dates would make a good father figure! If only she could understand him... Written by Murray Chapman <>

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He's hip, he's cool, and he's only 3 months old. See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home  »

Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)


$140,088,813 (USA)

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According to director Amy Heckerling, Bruce Willis improvised X-rated voice-over takes. See more »


When James goes to Mollie's apartment to return her purse after Mikey is born, James says to Mikey, "How you doing, Mikey? I'm James." How did he know his name was Mikey if Mollie never told him? See more »


Mikey: I don't get it. I just don't get it. And, I don't like it. Where'd I go wrong?
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Crazy Credits

After Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" finishes playing, the remainder of the end credits have absolutely no other music or audio playing during them. See more »


Referenced in The Starter Wife: Look Who's Stalking (2008) See more »


Daddy's Home
Written by James Sheppard (as J. Sheppard) and William H. Miller (as W.H. Miller)
Performed by Shep and The Limelites
Courtesy of Roulette Records, a Division of ABZ Music Corp.
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Amusing, funny and ripely entertaining comedy.
18 May 2003 | by (Dungarvan, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Good scenario isn't it: baby observes the world as an adult would with sarcastic quips and anecdotes. And the movie itself is also quite good. Although it has the neccessary light touch, it's also rather adulty. Films of this calibre wouldn't usually have quite so much innuendo and sex-talk in them. This doesn't take away from the overall enjoyment of the movie, but it certainly is surprising.

There's a good cast to back this up. Kirstie Alley is ideal as the sexy single mother. John Travolta repeats his character in Saturday Night Fever to a certain degree, which isn't a bad thing. Bruce Willis steals the show as the voice of the baby though.

The result is a pleasing and enjoyable little comedy so I recommend "Look Who's Talking". My IMDb rating: 6.7/10.

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