Look Who's Talking Too
|Look Who's Talking Too|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Amy Heckerling|
|Produced by||Jonathan D. Krane|
|Written by||Amy Heckerling
|Music by||David Kitay|
|Cinematography||Thomas Del Ruth|
|Edited by||Debra Chiate|
Big Mouth Production
|Distributed by||Tri-Star Pictures|
|December 14, 1990|
|Box office||$61.3 million|
Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking. The film stars the original cast members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as James and Mollie Ubriacco, the parents of Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis), a toddler coping with the newest addition to the family, baby Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr). In addition to this, he is having trouble using a potty, and the unorthodox advice he gets from his playmate, Eddie (voiced by Damon Wayans), doesn't make his problem any better.
The movie picks up where it left off, where Mikey is expecting a sister and being the big brother. James and Mollie Ubriacco, now happily married, are preoccupied by Mikey's fear of monsters. When they get him to settle down, the two of them manage to have sex and conceive a second child; this time a girl. Mikey is excited at the prospect of being a big brother, but is also hampered by having to go through potty training. When Mollie goes into labor, her umbilical cord puts the baby in distress and the doctors have to perform a C-Section to save her life and Julie is born. She and Mikey do not get along as he imagined when they meet, and Mikey instead becomes jealous of the attention Julie is given.
James struggles now with a family of four on his wages made as a taxi driver, but Mollie's parents notice he is an experienced pilot and use their connections to get him a job as a corporate jet pilot, which pays more, but offers up several disrespecting customers that put him on edge. His frequent arguments with Mollie, who is still hormonal from her recent pregnancy are only compounded when her slacker brother Stuart drops in and asks to stay. But soon he makes himself a nuisance from his inconsiderate and slobbish behavior. Stuart is an out of work accountant who carries an unloaded gun. Mikey and his best friend Eddie find a crack pipe during a walk in the park, their parents sign them up for an indoor activity class called Jungle Gym where Mikey still struggles with issues in potty training when Eddie tells him about a "toilet monster" meant to eat their leavings. Stuart pulls a gun on James who comes home late one night, despite it not being loaded and it being New York, James demands that Mollie kick him out, but she tells him that he has nowhere else to go, and James leaves in anger. Meanwhile, Stuart begins to date Mollie's best friend Rona.
Mikey notices the strain his parents have while around each other, and when he storms out, Mikey gets upset at Julie, blames her for James leaving and tears her toy bird "Herbie" apart out of anger. James spends time with Mikey and Julie, after scamming them into a movie and some ice cream afterward, he tries to explain what's going on between him and Mollie, but realizes they don't understand. Julie later rediscovers her torn bird and swears that she will learn how to walk to get out of the apartment, and manages to walk across the room without support. Mollie witnesses this and is overjoyed until she realizes James isn't there to share the moment, and Mikey decides to turn over a new leaf and be nice to Julie from then on. Mollie decides she wants James back, and tries to dress up to impress him, but this goes unnoticed for the most part until Mikey manages to overcome his fear of the toilet monster and goes to the bathroom on his own, which both parents are excited and proud of. Their happiness is short though, as James has to leave for work.
A particularly bad storm outside gets Mollie worried, and she leaves Stuart in charge of the kids as she goes to the airport to get him. Stuart is alerted to a burglar in the house and chases him outside, leaving Mikey and Julie alone. A dish rag he was using at the stove catches fire and falls onto some dry newspaper, causing the fire to spread. At the airport, Mollie manages to convince James not to fly in the terrible weather and that the money isn't worth his life. They make up and make out on the cab ride home where they come across Stuart chasing the burglar, who James helps apprehend before they realize that the apartment is on fire. Inside, Mikey pushes Julie out of the flaming apartment and rides the elevator downstairs and outside, while James runs in and puts out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The parents reunite with their children and Stuart proposes to Rona, who accepts.
At a barbecue the next day with their entire family, Mikey explains why he saved Julie from the fire and that they have to stick together because they're the 'kids'. Julie says it makes sense because all the grownups are crazy.
- John Travolta as James Ubriacco/Voice of James' sperm cells
- Kirstie Alley as Mollie Ubriacco/Voice of Mollie's egg (uncredited)
- Lorne Sussman as Mikey Ubriacco
- Megan Milner as Julie Ubriacco
- Georgia Keithley as Julie Ubriacco
- Nikki Graham as Julie Ubriacco
- Elias Koteas as Stuart
- Twink Caplan as Rona
- Olympia Dukakis as Rosie
- Lesley Ewen as Debbie
- Gilbert Gottfried as Joey, the baby gym instructor
- Bruce Willis as Mikey Ubriacco
- Roseanne Barr as Julie Ubriacco
- Damon Wayans as Eddie
- Mel Brooks as Mr. Toilet Man
The famous TriStar Pictures theme music, composed by Dave Grusin, was played during the scene when Julie practices walking. A variation exists at the beginning of the logo when Bruce Willis (voice of Mikey) was doing a Mister Ed imitation.
The bum teaser at the end of the first film portrayed Joan Rivers, under the pseudonym "Baby Guess", providing the voice of Julie. Due to scheduling conflicts, she declined the role.
Also in the early trailer, Richard Pryor was originally going to be the voice of Eddie.
Also appearing are Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas, and Gilbert Gottfried. Further vocal talents include Damon Wayans in a supporting role as the voice of Eddie. Mel Brooks makes a cameo appearance as the voice of Mr. Toilet Man. The film was followed by another sequel, Look Who's Talking Now, in 1993. Baby actors in it included Lorne Sussman and Megan Milner.
On Fox Family, instead of James saying, "Don't make me look like an asshole," he said, "Don't make me look like a jackass."
When the film airs on ABC Family, many of its deleted scenes (such as Mollie threatening Mikey with a spanking if he takes Julie away again) are shown. One notable addition is a running gag where Mollie chats with her friends and folks and it ignites a daydream of James cheating on her. There is even one sequence where she imagines him as John Lennon and parodying his activism.
In one version. James and Stuart have a conversation after he arrives in the apartment.
It grossed $47,789,074 at the box office, making it a moderate success at the box office.
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