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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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Rona
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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>

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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)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$140,088,813 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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During the very last scene James and Mikey go to a hospital to see Molly. While walking into her hospital room you can see it's obviously a set/sound stage when you look up at the top, in the corner(s), you will see it for a few good seconds. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: No... oh, no!
Dr. Fleisher: Yes.
Mollie: No!
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Mollie: This wasn't even a planned affair.
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And She Was
Written by David Byrne
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd. and Sire Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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It's Impossible To Dislike John Travolta's First Come Back Movie
4 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

John Travolta's first major acting role in 5 years is also Travolta's most successful film in 11 years since Grease. I think his big comeback in "Pulp Fiction" would not have happened were it not for "Look Who's Talking".

Plot In A Paragraph: After Mollie (Kirstie Alley) a single woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she meets James (John Travolta) a cab driver. Meanwhile the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through a voice over (Bruce Willis)

Kirsty Alley and John Travolta are both fun here, but it's Bruce Willis's voice over that brings the majority of the laughs. There is more than adequate featured support from Olympia Dukakis and George Segel.

With a great soundtrack, in spite of a couple of slightly hokey, predictable moments, it's almost a perfect, easy viewing movie, entertainment wise.


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