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Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 October 1989 (USA)
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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Voice of Mikey (voice)
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Jaryd Waterhouse ...
Mikey
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Christopher Aydon ...
Mikey
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Louis Heckerling ...
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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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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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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

At one point, Molly is in the streets with Mikey and we see a Starbucks Coffee in the background. Starbucks did not make it to the east coast until the early-1990s. See more »

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Albert: He has my eyes.
Mollie: I know he does. You don't know how confusing it is when someone you love so much looks like someone you hate.
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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 This Is Us: Still There (2017) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew (as Kimberly Rew)
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and The Waves)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. Special Markets Division
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Amusing, funny and ripely entertaining comedy.
18 May 2003 | by See 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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