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Life With Mikey (June 4, 1993)

Life With Mikey PosterBRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

Former child actor, Michael Chapman, now runs a child talent agency with his brother. However, the agency is running on empty, counting on one obnoxious brat to bring in the paychecks. This all changes when Mikey has a chance encounter with a young shoplifting con-artist…with a heart of gold.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

ALTERNATE TITLE: Give Me a Break
GENRE: Comedy
SETTING: New York, New York; USA
FILMING LOCATIONS:

  • New York, New York; USA
  • Toronto, Ontario; Canada

U.S. RELEASE DATE: June 4, 1993
RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes; 1 hour 31 minutes
RATING: PG
OPENING WEEKEND GROSS: $3,606,279
TOTAL GROSS USA: $12,349,549

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: Marc Lawrence
DIRECTOR: James Lapine
PRODUCER: Scott Rudin, Teri Schwartz
EDITOR: Robert Leighton
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rob Hahn
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Adrianne Lobel, Dennis Davenport, Gordon Sim
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Alan Menken
OPTICAL EFFECTS BY: The Effects House Corporation
COSTUME DESIGNER: William Ivey Long
MAKE-UP BY: Peter Montagna, Donald Mowat (key)
MAKE-UP FOR MICHAEL J. FOX: Bron Roylance
HAIR STYLIST: Joseph Coscia, Paull Elliot
HAIR FOR MICHAEL J. FOX: Rick Provenzano
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Touchstone Pictures
DISTRIBUTOR: Buena Vista Pictures
ASPECT RATIO: 1:85:1

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Michael ‘Mikey’ Chapman…Michael J. Fox
Angie Vega…Christine Vidal
Ed Chapman…Nathan Lane
Geena Briganti…Cyndi Lauper
Barry Corman…David Drumholtz
Mr. Corcoran…David Huddleston
Brian Spiro…Victor Garber
Mrs. Cantrell…Frances Chaney
Mrs. Corman…Kathryn Grody
Mrs. Gordon…Mary Alice
Debbie…Annabelle Gurwitch
Allison Jones…Kathleen McNenny
George Jonathan…Charles Kaplan
Cookie Commercial Director…Tony Hendra
Driver…Mario Todisco
Harrison…Michael Rupert
Carol…Christine Baranski
Lenny…Sean Power
Courtney…Laura Bundy
Santa…Christopher Durang
Commerical Mother…Barbara Walsh
George’s Mom…Brenda Currin
Mrs. Tobin…Heath MacRae
Mrs. Wasserman…Wendy Wasserstein
Evan…Ryan Kent
Norman Feller…Tim Progosh
Officer Moran…Aida Turturro
Janice…Paula Garces
Mr. Wasserman…Ralph Small
Little Mikey…Kevin Zegers
Cynthia…Tracy Spindler
Mr. Burns…Dylan Baker
Mrs. Burns…Kate Burton
Man #1…Stephen Bogardus
Concerned Woman…Ann Lawrence
Marilyn…Kelli Fox
Bambi…Robin Burd
Cereal Commercial Director…Harant Alianak
The Lotomizer…Jerry Lawler
Evil Eye…Jeff Jarrett
Kimberly Denise Jackson…Anaysha Figueroa
Kimberly’s Mom…Michelle Moffett
Passerby…Frank Crudele
Galaxy Waiter…Carlton Watson
Corcoran Receptionist…Sandra Caldwell
Courtney’s Mom…Eve Crawford
Tiffany’s Mom…Marcell Rosenblatt
Marker…Silvio Oliviero
Employee…Janet Metz
Irate Man…Mandy Patinkin
Street Singing Trio…Alyson Palmer, Amy Ziff, Bitzi Ziff
Judy Wasserman…Barbara Hollander
Baton Twirler…Giannetta Savarino
Tiffany…Shayna Rossin
Impressionist…Richard James MacDonald
Boy…Samson Benen
Hockey Player…Joey Allen
Tobin Twins…Holly Bohl, Kristen Bohl
Ventriloquist…Vanessa Wilson
Eric the Magician…Ashley Brown
Cristin…Chantel Leblanc
Erin…Tara Pearson
Spanish Singer…Elan Rivera
New York Singer…Jessica Wilson
Andrews Sisters…Phoebe Lapine, Anna Rose Menken, Ali Caplan
Baseball Boy…Jacob Reynolds
Bluebird Singer…Kristen Simpson
Rap Kids…Shatim Welch, Kai Reevey, Ashley Canterna
Juggler…Damian Gryski
Hippie Sisters…Veronica Wappel, Victoria Wappel
Violinist…Chelsie Lamie
Steel Drummer…Syreeta Neal
Acrobats…Blake McGrath, Tina Pereira
Stilt Walkers…Soliella Cole, Angela Cole
Party Boy…Billy Joel Ablaza
Opera Singer…Stephanie Berntson
Tap Dancer…Stafanie Gnys
Belly Dancer…Adrienne Canterna
Erica…Erica Yamada
Cookie Dancers…Camille Harrison, Christine Muir, Gigi Uson
Ballerinas…Karen Greene, Caitlin Lee Lockwood, Bronwen Roach, Martha Schabas, Kate Scheuer
Angie’s Dad…Ruben Blades (uncredited)
Stunt Co-ordinator and Michael J. Fox’s Stunt Double…Charles Croughwell
Stunts…Branco Racki

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SOUNDTRACK :: SONG TITLE…COMPOSER/LYRICIST…PERFORMER

Cold Enough to Snow…Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz…Jennifer Warnes
Feels Like Christmas…Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian…Cyndi Lauper
Miss Otis Regrest (She’s Unable to Lunch Today)…Cole Porter…Unknown
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah…Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel…Unknown
A Spoonful of Sugar…Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman…Unknown
Flying Blind…Marc Ferrari, Tommy Thayer…Unknown
Happy Birthday to You…Patty S. Hill, Mildred J. Hill…Unknown
Life with Mikey Theme…Alan Menken, Jack Feldman…Unknown
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing…Arranged by Betty Betty…Unknown
Kids…Lee Adams, Charles Strouse…Unknown
Everything’s Coming Up Roses…Stephen Sondheim, Julie Styne…Unknown
Give My Regards to Broadway…George M. Cohan…Unknown
Dance for Me…Peter Amato…Unknown
Anything Goes…Cole Porter…Unknown
You’re a Grand Old Flag…George M. Cohan…Unknown
Lullaby of Broadway…Al Dubin, Harry Warren…Unknown

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AWARDS AND HONORS

Young Artists Awards, 1994

NOMINEE: Christina Vidal
CATEGORY: Most Promising New Youth Actress (Special Award)
RESULT: WonNOMINEE: Christina Vidal

CATEGORY: Best Youth Actress in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy
RESULT: WonNOMINEE: David Krumholtz

CATEGORY: Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Life With Mikey
CATEGORY: Outstanding Family Motion Picture Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

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EXTRAS

Trivia

Marc Lawrence. the writer of this film, worked extensively on “Family Ties.”

Entertainment References (Link to IMDB)

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