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.

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Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling
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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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He's got John Travolta's smile, Kirstie Alley's eyes, and the voice of Bruce Willis... Now all he has to do is find himself the perfect daddy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When James questions Albert about Mikey, at one point he says "Who's his favorite rock star? Michael Jackson". Ironically, John Travolta had a cameo in the music video for Michael Jackson's Liberian Girl. And Jackson's brother Jermaine also performed the theme song to Perfect (1985), which Travolta starred in four years earlier. See more »

Goofs

After the fight with Albert, the red table that the phone was on had nothing on it. When Molly came home, the section of the room was trashed in a complete different way with trash on the red table. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: Screwing with the mail is a federal offense.
James: Stealing mail's a federal offense, not screwing with it.
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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 Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Town Without Pity
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Performed by Gene Pitney
Courtesy of CBS Special Products, a service of CBS Records, Inc.
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Sweet Movie
22 November 1999 | by AdrianeSee all my reviews

Oh who doesn't like this movie? Kirstie Alley is charming, and John Travolta is a babe! Bruce Willis is hilarious as the voice of Mikey. "You must be thing that same thing I am" "Yeah, lunch!" A sweet light comedy that everyone should see. I guarantee that Mikey will cheer you up.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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