Look Who's Talking

October 13th, 1989


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After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give to 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.

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 5.6/10 (35,469 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Amy Heckerling

Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

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...

John Travolta - James
Kirstie Alley - Mollie
Olympia Dukakis - Rosie
George Segal - Albert
Abe Vigoda - Grandpa
Bruce Willis - Voice of Mikey(voice)
Twink Caplan - Rona
Jason Schaller - Mikey
Jaryd Waterhouse - Mikey
Jacob Haines - Mikey
Christopher Aydon - Mikey
Joy Boushel - Melissa
Don S. Davis - Dr. Fleisher
Louis Heckerling - Lou
Brenda Crichlow - Secretary

Taglines: 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.

Release Date: 13 October 1989

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,500,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,107,784 (USA) (15 October 1989)

Gross: $296,999,813 (Worldwide) (1990)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Amy Heckerling's father Louis Heckerling plays Mollie's father. Like his character in the film, he was also an accountant.

Crew or equipment visible: During the very last scene James and Mikey go to a hospital to see Molly. While walking into her hospital room you can see it's obviously a set/sound stage when you look up at the top, in the corner(s), you will see it for a few good seconds.

Mollie: I was artificially inseminated.
James: Are you a lesbo?

User Review


Rating: 7/10

Look Who's Talking is such a great classic, one of my great memories of childhood, every weekend when I would go to my grandparent's place, they would let me pick a movie and we would watch it together, very often I would pick Look Who's Talking or Look Who's Talking Too, they were just such fun movies to watch and laugh at. When I grew up, I realized I hadn't seen the movie in so many years, but it was on TV the other day and I figured I would have a little blast from the past and watch it. You know what's strange about this movie? It's actually more for adults rather than the kids, but this became such a family friendly movie, but that's why many people say they don't make them like they used too, because writing where it is more aimed at the adults but it ends up being something that every age can enjoy is clever and this is one of the most fun movies of the 90's.

Mollie Jensen is an accountant living and working in New York City. The latest client she has been assigned by her firm is a charmingly-handsome but shallow womanizing executive named Albert who seduces her and although married embarks on an affair with Mollie, promising to leave his wife for her. Mollie becomes pregnant with his child. After realizing she is pregnant she informs Albert who takes the news well and again promises to leave his wife and raise the baby with her. Mollie continues her relationship with Albert as the pregnancy develops, however he's seeing another woman. Later when Mollie and her best friend Rona are shopping Mollie finds Albert in a clinch with the other woman. Angry and upset, a heart-broken Mollie storms off in a rage while the fight causes her to suddenly go into labor. When she hails a cab the driver James Ubriacco realizes the seriousness of the situation and speeds off to the hospital. Upon reaching the hospital, the nurses' confuse him for being the father of Mollie's baby and he feels inclined to stay. Mollie gives birth to a son she names Michael. A few days after "Mikey" is brought home, Mollie receives a visit from James, where he returns the purse she left behind in his taxi. James meets Mikey, and they seem to enjoy each others company. Mollie starts dating again, but quickly realizes that none of the men she has been seeing are good enough for Mikey and one night she lets her guard down and almost sleeps with James; however after imagining what life would be like if she married him, she asks him to leave, despite James telling her he loves both her and Mikey.

Look Who's Talking is a charming movie that I'm sure won't disappoint you, it's cute, romantic, funny, and has a great cast. It's a realistic look at what happens with unplanned pregnancy and John Travolta's character, James, becomes the ultimate and unexpected hero of the movie. I hope that I meet a guy like James one day, he was just so lovable. I also adored Bruce Willis' voice, he was a perfect fit for Mikey. Kristy Alley, she plays the crazy mother, but you see all that her character goes through and you just feel awful for her. This is such a great movie, I highly recommend it if you get the chance to see it, it's a great classic.