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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.

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Amy Heckerling

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Amy Heckerling
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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

Mollie is a single mum who's on the lookout for a reliable and normal boyfriend. Her son Mikey, (unbeknownst to her) seems to have a better idea of which of the men she dates would make a good father figure! If only she could understand him... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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

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Trivia

Mollie's two blind dates that she imagines as Mikey's father are listed in the credits as "Mr. Impatient" and "Mr. Anal". See more »

Goofs

Mollie's blind date stresses the importance of a Notre Dame football game on TV by saying "it's the playoffs." In 1989, Notre Dame participated in Division I (now the FBS), which had not yet incorporated a playoff system. See more »

Quotes

James: Okay, if you're the father then maybe you can answer me these questions. What's Mikey's favorite cereal?
Albert: I don't know.
James: Cheerios. How many diapers does he go through a day? About six. Who's his favorite rock star? Michael Jackson. Don't you think a father should know some of these things?
Albert: Okay how much is she paying you? 5 dollars an hour?
[Gives James a 20]
Albert: Here go play some video games.
James: Don't give me that shit.
[They start fighting]
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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

Mollie's line "Now it's shit!" when she slams Mikey's diaper onto a desk has been dubbed to "Now it's junk!" for some TV versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: How Time Flies (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get Around
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love (uncredited)
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. Special Markets Division
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Well I'll be damned...surprisingly good!!
24 January 2005 | by smoothgroove16See all my reviews

This is certainly not my sort of film, but after my girlfriend began complaining we always watch my movies, I prepared myself for 90 minutes of fake laughter and smiling to keep her happy, after all who else was I gonna take to see the new 'Clint' movie out.

However the opening scene with the tadpoles set the way for 90 minutes of top notch comedy, not exactly a laugh a second sort of comedy like Scary Movie or The Naked Gun, but a more all round sort of comedy where most gags hit the mark, certainly a major difference to Scary Movie! The casting is spot on, one of the major differences to the sequel. Bruce Willis is a great choice to play the voice of Mikey, and John Travolta is fantastic. But for me it was George Segal who stole the show for me, playing Mikey's real father, who in his words is going through a 'selfish phase'.

Sadly the sequels are simply terrible, but this movie is one of the best comedies I've seen in a long time, and I gave it 8/10.


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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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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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