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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

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 ... 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 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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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two scenes are adages to Kirstie Alley's previous films. The first one is during her labor scene where she says she'll go to summer school to makeup for dropping out of Lamaze classes. She was in the movie Summer School (1987) with Mark Harmon. The other is where she's talking about Dr. Spock's book. She played in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), with Leonard Nimoy as Captain Spock. See more »

Goofs

James carries a sleeping Molly to bed. When he first picks her up, her hands fall on her chest. However, in the next shot, her arms are wrapped around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: I don't know who I love. And you know something, it doesn't make any difference, because the only thing that matters to me is who's best for Mikey. And Albert is successful, he's responsible, and he's real good to his *other* kids.
James: I've seen you. I've seen you use Mikey to push other guys away, and now you're doing it to me! That's it! I've had it! Now get out!
Mollie: I live here!
James: I know it!
[pauses, then slams out the door]
Mollie: You get everything for free. Free long distance phone calls, free lunches. I ...
[...]
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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 Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Let My Love Open The Door
Written and Performed by Pete Townshend
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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3 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Smart little comedy that expresses what a young baby is thinking (voiced by Bruce Willis) throughout its running time. Likeable performances from Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, George Segal and Olympia Dukakis add to the sometimes mediocre screenplay and unsteady direction. The clever idea though, which is very original, carries the film and makes it a funny and entertaining experience. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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