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Look Who's Talking (1989)

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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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Voice of Mikey (voice)
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Rona
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Melissa
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Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling ...
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Storyline

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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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He's got John Travolta's smile, Kirstie Alley's eyes, and the voice of Bruce Willis... Now all he has to do is find himself the perfect daddy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$140,088,813 (USA)
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Of all the roles he's played, John Travolta said the character he plays in this film is the most like his real personality. See more »

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Mollie's blind date stresses the importance of a Notre Dame football game on TV by saying "it's the playoffs." In 1989, Notre Dame participated in Division I (now the FBS), which had not yet incorporated a playoff system. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: [referring to Albert] We're gonna go see Daddy today!
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[holds up two baby outfits]
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Mikey: Not "lamb." "LAME."
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Crazy Credits

James brings Mikey to see his new sister: Mollie: "Hi honey." James: "Mikey, this is your sister Julie." Mollie: "Hi Julie." Mikey: "Hi Julie." Julie (voice of Joan Rivers): "Don't start with me kid. I've had a day you wouldn't believe. Can we talk?" See more »

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Town Without Pity
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A film that never gets old

This film has always been a family favourite in our household, and being one when it was first released, I ended up growing up on this film, and I can safely say, 16 years later, I still love it.

I don't know anyone who can say that the children that played Mikey were not adorable, because they were seriously the cutest kids ever. I think the script was very well written, and even though I don't like him, Bruce Willis does really bring the character of Mikey to life.

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley and both outstanding actors, and this movie is no exception. I laugh, I cry, and I watch it over and over again. It is brilliant. The sequels are getting as much a cult watching with me as this original did, too.


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