Mikey Chapman (Michael J. Fox), a former child star and now a talent agent for child stars, discovers Angie Vega (Christina Vidal, in her first movie), a girl who pick-pockets for money and lives with her teenage sister and her boyfriend. Together, they try to hit it big and earn her a role on a series of television commercials.
Michael J. Fox as Michael "Mikey" Chapman
Christina Vidal as Angie Vega
Cyndi Lauper as Geena Briganti
Nathan Lane as Ed Chapman
David Krumholtz as Barry Corman
David Huddleston as Mr. Corcoran
Tim Progosh as Lawyer Norman Feller
Victor Garber as Brian Spiro
Mary Alice as Mrs. Gordon
Kathryn Grody as Mrs. Corman
Paula Garcés as Janice
Blake McGrath as Acrobat
Phoebe Lapine as Andrews Sister #1
Anna Rose Menken as Andrews Sister #2
Ali Caplan as Andrews Sister #3
Rubén Blades as Angie's dad
Aida Turturro as Officer Moran
Christine Baranski as Carol
In popular culture
An episode of Spin City, "Life with Mikey", is titled with a nod to this film. It is the last episode in which Fox appears, having left the regular cast at the end of the 4th season due to his worsening Parkinson's disease.
The movie received generally negative reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 22% of the 9 critics gave the film a positive review, with 2 fresh and 7 rotten review, with a rating average of 3.9 out of 10 and 39% of the audience liked it based on more than 8500 ratings.