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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 ...
Jaryd Waterhouse ...
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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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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 »


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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Did You Know?


In the scene where James (John Travolta) is pouring out his soul to Mikey, he talks about anecdotes and advice his grandfather used to tell him. He says that one of his favorites was "If all your buddies jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, does that mean you gotta too?" One of the most famous scenes in another John Travolta film "Saturday Night Fever" is of Tony (John Travolta) and of his friends fake-jumping off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. See more »


James introduces himself to Mikey and he shakes his hand with his right hand. In the next shot James is shaking Mikey's hand with his left hand. See more »


Mollie: Grandpa, did you eat all these candy bars?
Grandpa: What candy? The bastards *stole* my candy!
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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 »


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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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