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Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 October 1989 (USA)
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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Voice of Mikey (voice)
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Jaryd Waterhouse ...
Mikey
Jacob Haines ...
Christopher Aydon ...
Mikey
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Louis Heckerling ...
Lou
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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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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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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

James mentions living in Englewood. John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

James attempts to light a cigarette in Molly's apartment to her disgust. However there is a sign displayed in his cab that states the driver is allergic to cigarette smoke. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: Ma, what would you have done if Daddy was married when you first met him?
Rosie: I wouldn't have fallen in love.
Mollie: Well, you can't control who you fall in love with.
Rosie: Why not?
Mollie: You just can't!
Rosie: Listen. Listen, take your father here. What's his favorite food?
Together: Cheesecake.
Rosie: What did Dr. Slocum tell him?
Mollie: Cut back on cholesterol.
Rosie: So, now he doesn't eat cheesecake. It's the same exact thing.
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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 The Middle: No Silent Night (2015) See more »

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Stayin' Alive
Written by Barry Gibb (as Barry), Maurice Gibb (as Maurice), and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products, a Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Oh, Baby
19 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The concept of woman-with-child-meets-man-and-falls-in-love has been done to death in the movie industry. The only thing that can save a movie from being lost in the existing hash is a gimmick that makes it unique. Fortunately, "Look Who's Talking" gives a fresh perspective on an otherwise trite situation by demonstrating it from the baby's point of view. Even this could become annoying were it not for the fact that, rather than having a child actor flesh out the character, the clever, snappy dialogue is delivered by Bruce Willis in his most likeable role since "Moonlighting". Had they used a child's voice, lines such as "Let's get some apple juice down here!" would be merely cute; with Willis' smoky growl, they are hysterically funny.


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