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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

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 ... 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 »

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, 31 December 1990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the book "Ghostbuster's Daughter" by Violet Ramis Stiel, the character of Albert is based on her father, director Harold Ramis. See more »

Goofs

When Molly and James are in the airplane and he's telling her to "take his stick", you can see the wall of the hangar behind them during the front shot. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: That's it! You have some exotic baby disease, and I look like I could play the lead in "Night of the Living Dead", and your father deserted us so that he could pork his interior decorator. I think you can safely say that it can't get any worse.
Rosie: [coming through the front door] Hello-o!
Mollie: I was wrong.
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Crazy Credits

James brings Mikey to see his new sister: Mollie: "Hi honey." James: "Mikey, this is your sister Julie." Mollie: "Hi Julie." Mikey: "Hi Julie." Julie (voice of Joan Rivers): "Don't start with me kid. I've had a day you wouldn't believe. Can we talk?" 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 »

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I Get Around
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Defines the category "bumblebee film"

As any engineer will tell you, bumblebees are not aerodynamically sound, they should not be able to fly. But they do.

This film is a single-premise, hi-concept, logline: the smartest person in the room is the newborn, and he "talks" to the audience.

The reason why this is a classic (yes it is!) is the talent: Amy Heckerling, at her peak, when she was the "next big thing." Kirstie Alley, also at her peak, before she disappeared from theatrical releases and reappeared as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers Travolta at the peak of his "first career" (he had a second career 5 years later with Pulp Fiction, a second career that carried him into the next century, literally) And -- my fave -- Bruce Willis just before he exploded onto the big screen. If you do the "Hollywood math" (inside joke) you will conclude that this deal was cut and signed before the box office results of Die Hard were known. Die Hard of course sent him into the stratosphere and voice work would be secondary for him from this point on, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS GREAT AT IT. In fact one of my top films of all time, OVER THE HEDGE (2006) has Bruce in it.

Fun flick. Much better than it sounds. MUCH


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