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Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 October 1989 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... James
Kirstie Alley ... Mollie
Olympia Dukakis ... Rosie
George Segal ... Albert
Abe Vigoda ... Grandpa
Bruce Willis ... Mikey (voice)
Twink Caplan ... Rona
Jason Schaller Jason Schaller ... Mikey
Jaryd Waterhouse Jaryd Waterhouse ... Mikey
Jacob Haines Jacob Haines ... Mikey
Christopher Aydon Christopher Aydon ... Mikey
Joy Boushel ... Melissa
Don S. Davis ... Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling Louis Heckerling ... Lou
Brenda Crichlow ... Secretary
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Storyline

Double-crossed, the lovelorn and very pregnant New York City accountant, Mollie, gets into James' cab and rushes to the hospital to give birth, after a failed attempt at love with a sleazy and self-centred businessman. Suddenly, Mollie is a single working mum--and what is even more disheartening--she has to embark on the nearly impossible quest to unearth the ideal father for her outspoken boy, Mikey. Could the perfect father be James, Mikey's favourite babysitter? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

He's hip, he's cool, and he's only 3 months old. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

A short-run TV series of LWT aired between 1991-1992 under the title "Baby Talk starring Scott Biao and Tony Danza as the voice of Mickey. George Clooney also had a small role on the series and has mentioned it was the quickest exit he ever took filming anything. See more »

Goofs

In the far shots during the chase scene at the end it is obvious that the driver and passenger in the taxi are Travolta and Alley's stunt doubles. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: Rona, if there wasn't such a thing as love, what kind of guy would you get to be your kid's father?
Rona: Someone with a small mouth and good hair. Broad shoulders...
Mollie: No, no, I'm talking about, what kind of a man would you want to stick around and help raise your child?
Rona: There's a man who'd do that?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove one use of the word 'fuck' during the childbirth scene. This was restored to all later releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sydney to the Max: Look Who's Rocking (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You So
Written by Morris Levy and Sonny Norton
Performed by The Chantels
Courtesy of Roulette Records, a division of ABZ Music Corp.
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Charming and funny
2 August 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Sure there may be some predictabilities in the story and one or two rushed scenes, but Look Who's Talking is a very charming and funny film and significantly better than its sequels. It looks very nice, has a good soundtrack and has some likable characters too. The script also has a lot of funny and somewhat quotable parts too.

The direction is fine, as is the acting. Bruce Willis is perfect as the voice of Mikey, while John Travolta is equally wonderful with a great smile. And George Seagal comes very close to stealing the show as his character goes through a selfish phase.

Overall, charming and funny. Nothing outstanding, but it was great to watch and I enjoyed it very much. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home See more »

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Box Office

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
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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