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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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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 »

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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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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

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

Mollie: Hey, slow down! The first stages of labor can take hours!
James: Yeah, so can the mid-town traffic!
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kathleen Turner/Billy Joel (1989) See more »

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I Love You So
Written by Morris Levy and Sonny Norton
Performed by The Chantels
Courtesy of Roulette Records,
A Division of ABZ Music Corp.
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Charming and funny
2 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Sure there may be some predictabilities in the story and one or two rushed scenes, but Look Who's Talking is a very charming and funny film and significantly better than its sequels. It looks very nice, has a good soundtrack and has some likable characters too. The script also has a lot of funny and somewhat quotable parts too.

The direction is fine, as is the acting. Bruce Willis is perfect as the voice of Mikey, while John Travolta is equally wonderful with a great smile. And George Seagal comes very close to stealing the show as his character goes through a selfish phase.

Overall, charming and funny. Nothing outstanding, but it was great to watch and I enjoyed it very much. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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