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According to Kirstie Alley in her memoir, she fell in love with John Travolta during filming, but she stayed faithful to her husband.
Of all the roles he's played, John Travolta said the character he plays in this film is the most like his real personality.
John Travolta said this was the only time, after watching a premiere of his, that he knew he was going to be in a major hit.
According to director Amy Heckerling, Bruce Willis improvised X-rated voice-over takes.
Amy Heckerling was inspired to write the film after her husband and writer Neal Israel started playfully talking in a different voice to pretend what their new baby would say. Her husband also has a cameo as Kirstie Alley's character's boss.
James mentions living in Englewood. John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey.
Mollie's two blind dates that she imagines as Mikey's father are listed in the credits as "Mr. Impatient", and "Mr. Anal".
John Travolta's first major acting role in 5 years.
The third John Travolta film that features the song 'Staying Alive' by The Bee Gees.
Amy Heckerling's father Louis Heckerling plays Mollie's father. Like his character in the film, he was also an accountant.
The name of John Travolta's character is James Ubriacco. The surname, Ubriacco is an Italian word that means "drunk" (someone that has consumed too much alcohol).
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.
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 (1977), is of Tony (John Travolta) and of his friends fake-jumping off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
One film in a late 1980s Hollywood cycle of "baby pictures". The movies include Baby Boom (1987), For Keeps? (1988), Immediate Family (1989), 3 Men and a Baby (1987) (which was based on the then recent French film Three Men and a Cradle (1985)), She's Having a Baby (1988), and Look Who's Talking (1989), with the latter followed early in the 1990s with Look Who's Talking Too (1990).
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Working titles for the film included "Big Talk", and "Daddy's Home."
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Geena Davis was considered for the role of Mollie. But Davis turned it down, because she couldn't handle shooting a movie involving a birth sequence, especially with her birth sequence in The Fly (1986).
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Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, and John Candy were considered for the voice of Mikey. But all of them were busy. Chase was busy doing National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). Murray and Aykroyd were doing Ghostbusters II (1989). Martin was busy shooting Parenthood (1989). And Candy was doing Uncle Buck (1989).
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Two scenes are adages to Kirstie Alley's previous films. The first one is during her labor scene where she says she'll go to summer school to makeup for dropping out of Lamaze classes. She was in the movie Summer School (1987) with Mark Harmon. The other is where she's talking about Dr. Spock's book. She played in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), with Leonard Nimoy as Captain Spock.
Amy Heckerling first pitched the movie to Disney. Disney CEO Michael Eisner felt that it was too sexual for them even for their Touchstone Pictures banner. Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Orion Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios also passed on it too. Ultimately it was TriStar Pictures who liked the script and green lit the film with a $7 million budget.
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John Stamos, was the first choice for the role of James. But the producers of Full House (1987) wouldn't let him out of his contract to take the role. Michael Keaton, Mel Gibson, Jeff Goldblum, and Griffin Dunne were also considered for the role of James.
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Edward Herrmann was originally considered for the role of Albert. But Hermann's agent wanted too much money, which was more than the film's budget could afford.
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Although the movie takes place in New York, the filmmakers decided to shoot the movie on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as an attempt to save money. Some parts of the city of Vancouver were dressed up to look like the streets of New York.
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The role of Harry (Mollie's accountant date) was originally meant as a cameo role for Amy Heckerling's friend and fellow director John Landis. But Landis turned it down as he didn't really like working on movies involving with kids, especially after what happened with him during the making of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).
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Robin Williams, was considered for the voice of Mikey. But Williams' agent wanted too much money, which was double the film's production budget. However, he would co-star with John Travolta in the Disney movie, Old Dogs (2009).
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Debra Chiate: the little girl in the sandbox scene with the line, "I don't get it."
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