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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 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Debra Chiate: the little girl in the sandbox scene with the line, "I don't get it." 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

Mikey: How many babies does it take to change a light bulb?
Sand Box Baby: How many?
Mikey: What's a light bulb?
[both burst out laughing]
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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

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 »

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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (2018) See more »

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All Along The Watchtower
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Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
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Amusing, funny and ripely entertaining comedy.
18 May 2003 | by SilverzeroSee all my reviews

Good scenario isn't it: baby observes the world as an adult would with sarcastic quips and anecdotes. And the movie itself is also quite good. Although it has the neccessary light touch, it's also rather adulty. Films of this calibre wouldn't usually have quite so much innuendo and sex-talk in them. This doesn't take away from the overall enjoyment of the movie, but it certainly is surprising.

There's a good cast to back this up. Kirstie Alley is ideal as the sexy single mother. John Travolta repeats his character in Saturday Night Fever to a certain degree, which isn't a bad thing. Bruce Willis steals the show as the voice of the baby though.

The result is a pleasing and enjoyable little comedy so I recommend "Look Who's Talking". My IMDb rating: 6.7/10.


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