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Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 October 1989 (USA)
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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Grandpa
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Rona
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Joy Boushel ...
Melissa
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Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling ...
Lou
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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 hip, he's cool, and he's only 3 months old. See more »

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Comedy

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,107,784 (USA) (15 October 1989)

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$140,088,813 (USA)
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Trivia

John Stamos, was the first choice for the role of James. But the producers of Full House (1987) wouldn't let him out of his contract to take the role. Michael Keaton, Mel Gibson, Jeff Goldblum, and Griffin Dunne were also considered for the role of James. See more »

Goofs

When James and Albert fight, the flower falls from the table twice. See more »

Quotes

James: Hey, Gerber Face, high five!
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Look Who's Talking Too (1990) See more »

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I Get Around
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love (uncredited)
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. Special Markets Division
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Defines the category "bumblebee film"
20 May 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

As any engineer will tell you, bumblebees are not aerodynamically sound, they should not be able to fly. But they do.

This film is a single-premise, hi-concept, logline: the smartest person in the room is the newborn, and he "talks" to the audience.

The reason why this is a classic (yes it is!) is the talent: Amy Heckerling, at her peak, when she was the "next big thing." Kirstie Alley, also at her peak, before she disappeared from theatrical releases and reappeared as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers Travolta at the peak of his "first career" (he had a second career 5 years later with Pulp Fiction, a second career that carried him into the next century, literally) And -- my fave -- Bruce Willis just before he exploded onto the big screen. If you do the "Hollywood math" (inside joke) you will conclude that this deal was cut and signed before the box office results of Die Hard were known. Die Hard of course sent him into the stratosphere and voice work would be secondary for him from this point on, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS GREAT AT IT. In fact one of my top films of all time, OVER THE HEDGE (2006) has Bruce in it.

Fun flick. Much better than it sounds. MUCH


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