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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 <>

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


Comedy | Romance


PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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The third John Travolta film that features the song 'Staying Alive' by The Bee Gees. See more »


James carries a sleeping Molly to bed. When he first picks her up, her hands fall on her chest. However, in the next shot, her arms are wrapped around his neck. See more »


James: Are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?
Mikey: Yeah. Lunch!
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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 »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) See more »


I Love You So
Written by Morris Levy and Sonny Norton
Performed by The Chantels
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Oh, Baby
19 July 2000 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

The concept of woman-with-child-meets-man-and-falls-in-love has been done to death in the movie industry. The only thing that can save a movie from being lost in the existing hash is a gimmick that makes it unique. Fortunately, "Look Who's Talking" gives a fresh perspective on an otherwise trite situation by demonstrating it from the baby's point of view. Even this could become annoying were it not for the fact that, rather than having a child actor flesh out the character, the clever, snappy dialogue is delivered by Bruce Willis in his most likeable role since "Moonlighting". Had they used a child's voice, lines such as "Let's get some apple juice down here!" would be merely cute; with Willis' smoky growl, they are hysterically funny.

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