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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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Mikey (voice)
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Jaryd Waterhouse ...
Mikey
Jacob Haines ...
Christopher Aydon ...
Mikey
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Melissa
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Louis Heckerling ...
Lou
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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 »

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Comedy

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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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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A short-run TV series of LWT aired between 1991-1992 under the title "Baby Talk starring Scott Biao and Tony Danza as the voice of Mickey. George Clooney also had a small role on the series and has mentioned it was the quickest exit he ever took filming anything. See more »

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After Mikey finishes making the statues fight, the small statue on the back is leaning one way, then in another shot it's leaning the other way. See more »

Quotes

James: Hey, Gerber Face, high five!
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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 »

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Referenced in Derry Girls: Episode #1.1 (2018) See more »

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Dumb Things
Written by Paul Kelly
Performed by Paul Kelly and The Messengers
Courtesy of A&M Records and Mushroom Records PTY Ltd.
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Well I'll be damned...surprisingly good!!
24 January 2005 | by See 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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