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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 be 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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James Lapine (director) was the book writer and director of the Broadway musical Falsettos. William Finn (compose/lyricist of Falsettos) had a cameo in this movie along with Falsetto broadway cast members Michael Rupert, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus and Heather Mac Rae. See more »

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When Mikey backs the car out to drive to Elmira, he backs into a wall and we hear tail lights breaking. But when he arrives at the rehab facility, we can clearly see that the tail lights are intact. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Corcoran: [LOOKS TOWARDS ANGIE] This girl got some spirits!
Michael Chapman: Hey Geena . How's it going?
Geena Briganti: Mr Corooran Absolutely loves ANGIE. She got the job!
Michael Chapman: SHE GOT THE JOB! SHE GOT THE JOB! SHE GOT THE JOB! YES ! OKAY!
Michael Chapman: Alright, I'll be calm, I'll be calm...
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode dated 21 May 1994 (1994) See more »

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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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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