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Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 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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Jaryd Waterhouse ...
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Mikey
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Louis Heckerling ...
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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 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

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,107,784, 15 October 1989

Gross USA:

$140,088,813

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,999,813, 31 December 1990
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was heavily influential on the Klasky Csupo animation studio and the animated series Rugrats (1990), developed for the new line of animation on the Nickelodeon network. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Mollie: [Mollie slams Mikey's poopy diaper onto the desk] Now it's shit!
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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 »

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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.608 (1990) See more »

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I Love You So
Written by Morris Levy and Sonny Norton
Performed by The Chantels
Courtesy of Roulette Records,
A Division of ABZ Music Corp.
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Amusing, funny and ripely entertaining comedy.
18 May 2003 | by 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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