Life with Mikey (1993)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  4 June 1993 (USA)
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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 ... 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

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


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Give Me a Break  »

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$12,440,858 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Other title "Give me A Break" See more »


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 »


Barry Corman: How much of this crap do I have to eat anyway, what am I, Jobe?
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References Girls in Prison (1956) See more »


Lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Music by Allie Wrubel
Performed by Jennifer Warnes
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Very enjoyable movie.
25 August 2000 | by (Richmond, Ca) – See all my reviews

I've always enjoyed Michael J. Fox in "Family Ties" and this film is perfect entertainment for fans of that show.

Along with Fox, we have the cute, talented Christina Vidal Who for some reason we don't see anymore. She is perfectly poised in her scenes with Fox. And quite wonderful as we see her transform from a street-smart toughie, into this warm-hearted little girl.

All in all, great family entertainment with a great ending and a lot of good laughs. 3 out of 4 stars.

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