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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$140,088,813 (USA)
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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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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 »

Quotes

[Mikey says Daddy]
James: He- he said Daddy!
Mollie: I think he called you Daddy.
Mikey: [sarcastically] No, I'm talking to hear myself say it!
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Charming and funny
2 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sure there may be some predictabilities in the story and one or two rushed scenes, but Look Who's Talking is a very charming and funny film and significantly better than its sequels. It looks very nice, has a good soundtrack and has some likable characters too. The script also has a lot of funny and somewhat quotable parts too.

The direction is fine, as is the acting. Bruce Willis is perfect as the voice of Mikey, while John Travolta is equally wonderful with a great smile. And George Seagal comes very close to stealing the show as his character goes through a selfish phase.

Overall, charming and funny. Nothing outstanding, but it was great to watch and I enjoyed it very much. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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