Look Who's Talking

Look Who's Talking

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Director: Amy Heckerling

Cast: Amy Heckerling, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

     
 

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Though its PG-13 rating is well earned, Look Who's Talking has some elements that might appeal to a family audience. Chief among them, of course, is the "talking baby" protagonist. The product of an extramarital affair, infant Mikey (played by several different babies, and given voice by Bruce Willis) is a cynical, sarcastic observer of his new world. Mikey'sSee more details below

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Though its PG-13 rating is well earned, Look Who's Talking has some elements that might appeal to a family audience. Chief among them, of course, is the "talking baby" protagonist. The product of an extramarital affair, infant Mikey (played by several different babies, and given voice by Bruce Willis) is a cynical, sarcastic observer of his new world. Mikey's mother, Kirstie Alley, having been dumped by her married lover George Segal, searches high and low for a new father for her baby. Of course, the perfect daddy is right under her nose all the time: cab driver John Travolta, who was on the scene when she went into labor on the sidewalk. The best moments in Look Who's Talking include Ms. Alley's imaginary flights of fancy, and the misadventures of Mikey as he progresses from sperm to reluctant newborn (his violent vocal protests against being yanked from the womb are worth the admission price in themselves). Look Who's Talking has spawned two sequels, neither of which are as charming or disarming as the original.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Look Who's Talking gets by on the ease of the lead actors, and the arch delivery of Bruce Willis. The premise is sitcom material at best (as a failed television adaptation proved), but one of the reasons movie stars become stars is that they are able to elevate average material. Making one of his many comebacks, John Travolta is as warm and likable as he has been in any film. His character is equal part (non-criminal) con man and family man, but Travolta communicates an innate goodness that is appealing. Kirstie Alley, best known at the time for replacing Shelly Long on Cheers, does what she can with the least interesting of the three main characters. Bruce Willis walks off with the movie without ever appearing on-screen. His delivery was obviously reminiscent of his work on Moonlighting, but devoid of the sexual innuendo which made it click with a wide audience. Coming on the heels of Die Hard, this film showed another layer of Willis' talents. Look Who's Talking is far from a classic, but it is a well-made lighthearted comedy.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/1994
UPC:
0043396701830
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta James Ubriacco
Kirstie Alley Molly
Olympia Dukakis Rosie
George Segal Albert
Abe Vigoda Grandpa
Bruce Willis Mikey
Jason Schaller Mikey
Jaryd Waterhouse Mikey
Jacob Haines Mikey
Christopher Aydon Mikey
Twink Caplan Rona
Casey B. Grant Admitting Clerk
Joy Boushel Melissa
Don S. Davis Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling Lou
Brenda Crichlow Secretary
Andrea Mann Salesgirl
Douglas Tuck Cab Stealer
Oscar B. Ramos Hospital Worker
Aurelio di Nunzio Orderly
Jeff Irvine Admitting Doctor
Shirley Barclay Nurse
William B. Davis Drug Doctor
David Berner Mr. Impatience
Jerry Wasserman Mr. Anal
Daliah Novak Carrie
Zena Darawalla Lupe
Nicholas Rice Harry
Blu Mankuma Director
William Britos Home Orderly
D.J. Jackson Burly Orderly
Mollie Israel Little Girl
Gerry Bean Pilot Friend
Deryl Hayes Pilot Friend
Enid Saunders Ester
Joan Rivers Julie [uncredited]
Alex Bruhanski Street Worker
Neal Israel Mr. Ross

Technical Credits
Amy Heckerling Director,Screenwriter
Rick Avery Stunts
Barry W. Brolly Set Decoration/Design
Debra Chiate Editor
Reuben Freed Art Director
Bob Gray Producer,Production Manager
Jeff Greenberg Casting
Brenda Johnston Consultant/advisor
Mary Ann Kellogg Choreography
David Kitay Score Composer
Sid Kozak Casting
Jonathan D. Krane Producer
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd McIntosh Makeup
Graeme Murray Art Director
Bill Orr Special Effects
Ralph Parker Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas del Ruth Cinematographer

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