A single mother in her mid-30's (Kirstie Alley) sets out to find a proper father for her son. Baby Mikey is determined to make his opinion on the subject known through his actions--he favors an engaging cab driver turned baby sitter (John Travolta). But by the time he learns to talk, it may be too late.
Kirstie Alley - American actress, CHEERS, NORTH AND SOUTH (1985)
Amy Heckerling - American director, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Olympia Dukakis - Oscar Winning American actress, MOONSTRUCK, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
George Segal - American Actor/Banjo Player, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Twink Caplan - Supporting Actress
Bruce Willis - American actor, THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
Abe Vigoda - Detective Phil Fish of TV's "Barney Miller"
John Travolta - American actor, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, GREASE, PHENOMENON
Blu Mankuma - Actor/"Cadence"
An accountant becomes pregnant by her married boyfriend who then refuses to leave his wife and assume responsibility for the child. Left to her own devices, the expectant mother is befriended by the warm-hearted cab driver who races her to the hospital during labor. He quickly falls in love with both her and her precocious infant who comments on the action (including his own birth) omnisciently in the wise-cracking voice of Bruce Willis. Still pining over her businessman ex-boyfriend, the accountant at first refuses the attentions of the cabbie, until, gradually, she begins to see him as more than just a babysitter.
Shot on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Color by Alpha Cine; prints by Technicolor. Began shooting May 25, 1988; completed shooting July, 1988. Released theatrically in the USA October 13, 1989. Released on video April 11, 1990. The role of Mikey was played by four different babies: Jason Schaller, Jaryd Waterhouse, Jacob Haines and Christoper Aydon. In the French version the Voice of Mikey was done by actor Daniel Auteuil. Amy Heckerling was the director of the teen movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" which introduced Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sean Penn to the screen. Estimated budget $8.5 million. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Travolta seems to be enjoying himself; he's loose, spontaneous..." - 10/19/1989 Rolling Stone, p.29
"...The ideal comeback for Travolta....He's every bit as charming and vulnerable as we've all forgotten he could be....[A] surprisingly smart, sweet-tempered movie..." - 10/13/1989 Los Angeles Times, p.C12