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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  »

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$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 »


In every shot of Mikey in his high chair except the very last one (the dance sequence), the background dishes in the drainer with the towel tossed over the counter can be seen to be exactly the same. See more »


Mollie: Don't smoke that around my baby! Don't you know there's a sixty-two percent higher rate of getting cancer for non-smokers who live with smokers?
James: What are you trying to say? You don't want me to move in yet, or what?
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »


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Amusing, funny and ripely entertaining comedy.
18 May 2003 | by (Dungarvan, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Good scenario isn't it: baby observes the world as an adult would with sarcastic quips and anecdotes. And the movie itself is also quite good. Although it has the neccessary light touch, it's also rather adulty. Films of this calibre wouldn't usually have quite so much innuendo and sex-talk in them. This doesn't take away from the overall enjoyment of the movie, but it certainly is surprising.

There's a good cast to back this up. Kirstie Alley is ideal as the sexy single mother. John Travolta repeats his character in Saturday Night Fever to a certain degree, which isn't a bad thing. Bruce Willis steals the show as the voice of the baby though.

The result is a pleasing and enjoyable little comedy so I recommend "Look Who's Talking". My IMDb rating: 6.7/10.

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