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Look Who's Talking

Look Who's Talking promotional movie poster
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Produced by Jonathan D. Krane
Written by Amy Heckerling
Starring John Travolta
Kirstie Alley
Olympia Dukakis
George Segal
Abe Vigoda
and Bruce Willis
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date(s) October 13, 1989 (USA)
Running time 93 min.
Language English
Budget $7,500,000 US (est.)
IMDb profile

Look Who's Talking is a 1989 comedy film which stars John Travolta (James Ubriacco) and Kirstie Alley (Mollie). Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The movie also features George Segal as Mollie's client, Albert, who is the illegitimate father of Mikey. It was written and directed by Amy Heckerling. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 383 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (482 × 755 pixel, file size: 67 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director, one of the few women directors to have produced multiple box-office hits. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, singer and entertainer. ... Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American actress best known for her role in the TV show Cheers. ... Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931 in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... George Segal George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. ... Abe Vigoda (born Abraham Charles Vigodah on February 24, 1921) is an American movie and television actor. ... Convenience store window poster featuring Willis, Prague, Czech Republic (2002) Bruce Willis (born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning American actor and singer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, singer and entertainer. ... Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American actress best known for her role in the TV show Cheers. ... Convenience store window poster featuring Willis, Prague, Czech Republic (2002) Bruce Willis (born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning American actor and singer. ... George Segal George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. ... Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director, one of the few women directors to have produced multiple box-office hits. ...

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Plot

Mollie, an accountant, is currently having an affair with her client, Albert. When she becomes pregnant with Albert's child (although she tells her parents the father is a sperm donor), Albert says he will leave his wife and raised the child with Mollie. When Mollie discovers Albert with another woman while shopping with her best friend, Albert admits that he is not going to live with Mollie, but with the woman Mollie caught him with, who is his interior designer. While storming away in rage while her best friend and the interior designer attack Albert on the street, Mollie goes into labor; she hastily gets into a taxicab. The driver, James, realizing that his passenger is in labor, speeds off to the hospital, breaking a few road laws on the way. When they reach the hospital, the nurses confuse James for being the father of Mollie's child, and he is inclined to stay. After the birth of Mollie's son, who she names Mikey, she promises Mikey that she will find him the best father for him. A few days after Mikey is brought home, Mollie receives a visit from James, the taxi driver. When she asks him how he got her address, he returns Mollie her wallet that she left in his taxi. James meets Mikey, and Mikey seems to enjoy his company. Over the next few months, Mollie deals with being a single parent, and Mikey gets used to his new world.


When Mollie discovers that James has been using her address to keep his grandfather in a nursing home in the same part of town. Mollie offers not to tell the police about it as long as James baby-sits Mikey. James agrees. While trying to feed Mikey, Mollie falls asleep; James puts her in her bed to sleep. Then, James takes Mikey out, when they return, James finds Mollie in severe distress, thinking that James had kidnapped Mikey. After securing Mikey, Mollie attacks James with a broom, eventually getting a splinter from the handle. When Mollie's mother comes to visit Mollie, she listens outside the front door, listening to what she thinks is Mollie and James having sex, when actually James is pulling the splinter out of Mollie's finger. As Mikey gets a few months older, he grows to love James like a father and is even thinking of asking James to be his "daddy" by suggestion of his playground friends, who all have two parents.


After a few failed dates, Mollie realizes that none of the men she has been seeing are good enough for Mikey. Mollie lets her guard down one night and almost gives herself to James, but Mollie has a imagination about what her life would be like if she married James and tells James to leave, thinking of only Mikey, although James tells her he loves her and Mikey equally. Soon after, Mollie is forced to help Albert with his taxes at his office. After Albert pleads Mollie to let him see Mikey (who he keeps calling "Mickey"), Mollie agrees to let Albert see Mikey that night. James, who is babysitting Mikey that night, does not know that Albert is coming. So when Albert turns up at the door and asks to come in, James does not believe that Albert is Mikey's father. Albert and James fight, and James kicks Albert out of the apartment. Mollie returns home to see Mikey holding an icepack on James' forehead. James and Mollie then argue about Mollie lying to James about the father of Mikey. James storms out, upsetting Mollie. Mollie brings Mikey to Albert’s office, Albert shows that he has not changed and Mollie proceeds to destroy some of Albert’s office and lets Mikey destroy some of it as well. When they get back home, Mollie apologizes to Mikey for making him see his father, and then Mollie asks Mikey if he loves James, Mikey signals that Mollie should call James.


Mollie then receives a call that James' grandfather is causing havoc at the nursing home. Mollie takes Mikey to the nursery home downtown. While James' grandfather baby-sits Mikey, Mollie explains that the reason James' grandfather behavior had been so bad is that he had eaten too much candy. The manager of the nursing home agrees to let James' grandfather stay. On the way back to pick up Mikey, Mollie runs into James, who thanks her. When they return to grandfather's room, Mikey has gone missing. Mikey is actually looking for James and after seeing a taxi cab outside, he proceeds to leave the nursing home and get into a car that is being taken away by a pick-up truck. Mollie and James chase after the truck in James' taxi, and eventually stop the truck, but Mikey has escaped. James spots Mikey standing in the middle of open traffic, looking for James' taxicab. When Mollie and James run to get him of out the street, Mikey hears their voices and starts to walk to them, not realizing the danger around him. After causing a pile-up of cars in the street but not being hurt, Mikey is taken out of the street but James and Mollie. After making sure Mikey is okay, Mollie thanks James for helping her. Mikey then calls James "Da-da!" Mollie sees that James is not only perfect for Mikey, but is perfect for her as well. They kiss while Mikey watches happily. The end credits roll as we see an older Mikey and James walking through a hospital to see Mollie, who has just given birth to Mikey's half-sister, Julie, setting Look Who's Talking Too in motion. Look Whos Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to the commercially successful movie Look Whos Talking (1989). ...


Much of the film is portrayed through the thoughts of Mikey. However, because this movie explores human sexuality (as well as having its fair share of obscene words), it is rated PG-13 in the USA. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ...


Quotes

  • {Mollie is dressing Mikey to visit his father.}
Mollie:[Holding two pairs of overalls] "Which one? The blue or the lamb?"
Mikey: "Well neither, they both look pretty lame."
Mollie: "The lamb!"[Mollie starts dressing Mikey in the lamb overalls]
Mikey: "Not lamb! Lame!"

Legacy

This movie was successful enough to spawn two sequels: Look Who's Talking Too (1990) and Look Who's Talking Now (1993). The success of the first two movies also inspired an ABC sitcom called Baby Talk, which aired from 1991 until 1992 and which featured Tony Danza as the voice of "Baby Mickey." Look Whos Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to the commercially successful movie Look Whos Talking (1989). ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Look Whos Talking Now is the third and final film in the trilogy that began with Look Whos Talking in 1989. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Baby talk, motherese, parentese, or child-directed speech (CDS) is a non-standard form of speech used by adults, particularly mothers, in talking to toddlers and infants. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Tony Danza In the 1980s. ...


Cast

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, singer and entertainer. ... Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American actress best known for her role in the TV show Cheers. ... Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931 in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... George Segal George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. ... Abe Vigoda (born Abraham Charles Vigodah on February 24, 1921) is an American movie and television actor. ... Convenience store window poster featuring Willis, Prague, Czech Republic (2002) Bruce Willis (born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning American actor and singer. ... Twink Caplan is an American actor, comedian and producer. ... Don Sinclair Davis, born August 4, 1942 in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, is an American actor. ...

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