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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James
... Mollie
... Rosie
... Albert
... Grandpa
... Mikey (voice)
... Rona
... Mikey
Jaryd Waterhouse ... Mikey
Jacob Haines ... Mikey
Christopher Aydon ... Mikey
... Melissa
... Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling ... Lou
... Secretary
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Although the movie takes place in New York, the filmmakers decided to shoot the movie on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as an attempt to save money. Some parts of the city of Vancouver were dressed up to look like the streets of New York. See more »

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In the far shots during the chase scene at the end it is obvious that the driver and passenger in the taxi are Travolta and Alley's stunt doubles. See more »

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James: Hey, Gerber Face, high five!
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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 »

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Spoofs Safety Last! (1923) See more »

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Daddy's Home
Written by James Sheppard (as J. Sheppard) and William H. Miller (as W.H. Miller)
Performed by Shep and The Limelites
Courtesy of Roulette Records, a Division of ABZ Music Corp.
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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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