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Life with Mikey (1993)

Michael Chapman was once a child television star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They ... See full summary »

Director:

James Lapine

Writer:

Marc Lawrence
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Michael Chapman
Christina Vidal ... Angie Vega
Nathan Lane ... Ed Chapman
Cyndi Lauper ... Geena Briganti
David Krumholtz ... Barry Corman
David Huddleston ... Mr. Corcoran
Victor Garber ... Brian Spiro
Frances Chaney Frances Chaney ... Mrs. Cantrell
Kathryn Grody ... Mrs. Corman
Mary Alice ... Mrs. Gordon
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Debbie
Kathleen McNenny ... Allison Jones
Jonathan C. Kaplan Jonathan C. Kaplan ... George (as Jonathan Charles Kaplan)
Tony Hendra ... Cookie Commercial Director
Mario Todisco Mario Todisco ... Driver
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Storyline

Michael Chapman was once a child television star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing, and they have to deal with another agency who's not above bribery to get the kids to sign with them. One day, Michael meets a girl named Angie and she's a real spitfire. Michael thinks she could be what they are looking for. Problem is, is that she has a big chip on her shoulder. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's a talent agent. She's a thief. Looks like they've already got something in common.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Give Me a Break See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,440,858
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael J. Fox (Michael), David Kromholtz (Barry), and Christine Baranski (Carol) appeared on The Good Wife (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Angie and Mike are sitting at the breakfast bar, he lays the fork on the counter. In the next shot, it's already in the bowl. See more »

Quotes

Girl: [overacting] I hate it when it's raining, we don't get to go outside for recess or ride our bikes after school!
Angie Vega: That's great, but you're not gonna audition like that, right?
Girl: What do you mean?
Angie Vega: They're just cookies, don't make it sound like a commercial for hemorrhoids.
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Connections

References The Omen (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything Goes
Written by Cole Porter
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The best comedy that nobody could expect. Worth a view.
15 March 2002 | by w1cht3lSee all my reviews

I haven't watched this movie in a long time, but it still holds clear in my mind: Michael J Fox is a child actor turned talent agency rep. The gist is that they are going down the tubes and it will take a definite miracle to pull things back together. Fox is charming to the last, and also brings light to an issue that was becoming more and more prominent in the early 90's- smoking and trying to quit. Nathan Lane was very funny and sociable with Fox in this film, and Angie was a devious, but reliable kid. I didn't realize Cyndi Lauper was Geena until I wrote this summary. I've heard about her being a celeb, but I didn't realize I had a film with her in it.


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