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Life with Mikey (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 4 June 1993 (USA)
Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem ... See full summary »

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Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal with another agency who's not above bribery to get the kids to sign with them. One day Michael meets a girl named Angie and she's a real spitfire. Michael thinks she could what they are looking for. Problem is that she has a big chip on her shoulder. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He's a talent agent. She's a thief. Looks like they've already got something in common.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Give Me a Break  »

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$12,440,858 (USA)
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Both David Krumholtz and Nathan Lane appeared in Addams Family Values (1993) the same year. See more »

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When Angie and Mike are sitting at the breakfast bar, he lays the fork on the counter. In the next shot, it's already in the bowl. See more »

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Angie Vega: I'll have coffee.
Galaxy Waiter: [laughs] Coffee?
Angie Vega: Yeah, coffee, it comes from beans, ever heard of it?
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References Teenage Zombies (1960) See more »

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HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Arranged and Performed by Betty
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A Tailor-Made Role for Michael J. Fox
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael J. Fox's considerable on screen charm was used to good advantage in LIFE WITH MIKEY, in which he played the former child star of a sitcom called "Life with Mikey" who now is partnered with his brother (Nathan Lane) in running a children's talent agency, even though his brother does most of the work. Things look up when Mike literally bumps into 10-year old shoplifter (Kristina Vidal)who Mike sees as a possible gold mine for their agency and does manage to get her a lucrative commercial deal as cookie salesgirl. This movie is watchable thanks to a charming performance by Fox, who imbues his own experience as a former child star into this character and this performance. It's very sad whenever you watch Mike go into one of his stories about his days on the sitcom and how whoever he's sharing it with looks completely bored. Lane offers comic relief as Mike's brother and Cyndi Lauper steals every scene she is in as the agency's receptionist. There are also some laugh-out-loud hysterical sequences of children with varying levels of talent auditioning for the agency. Between these scenes and Fox's performance, this film can hold your interest.


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