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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 hip, he's cool, and he's only 3 months old. 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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Of all the roles he's played, John Travolta said the character he plays in this film is the most like his real personality. See more »


When Molly is dressing Mikey for his first meeting with Albert, she asks him what outfit he wants to wear. In the shot with him saying neither, he is already in the white lamb overalls. See more »


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


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kathleen Turner/Billy Joel (1989) See more »


Daddy's Home
Written by James Sheppard (as J. Sheppard) and William H. Miller (as W.H. Miller)
Performed by Shep and The Limelites
Courtesy of Roulette Records, a Division of ABZ Music Corp.
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A film that never gets old

This film has always been a family favourite in our household, and being one when it was first released, I ended up growing up on this film, and I can safely say, 16 years later, I still love it.

I don't know anyone who can say that the children that played Mikey were not adorable, because they were seriously the cutest kids ever. I think the script was very well written, and even though I don't like him, Bruce Willis does really bring the character of Mikey to life.

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley and both outstanding actors, and this movie is no exception. I laugh, I cry, and I watch it over and over again. It is brilliant. The sequels are getting as much a cult watching with me as this original did, too.

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