Life with Mikey

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Life with Mikey (Touchstone Movie)

“Life with Mikey” is a comedy film released in 1993, directed by James Lapine and starring Michael J. Fox as the titular character, Mikey Chapman. The story follows Mikey, a former child star who now runs a talent agency with his business partner, played by Nathan Lane. They specialize in representing child actors, but their agency is struggling to find new talent and attract clients.

One day, they come across a sassy and talented young girl named Angie Vega, played by Christina Vidal, who impresses them with her natural acting skills. Mikey sees potential in Angie and decides to take her under his wing, hoping to revitalize his failing agency and give her the opportunity to succeed in showbiz. Along the way, Mikey faces personal and professional challenges as he tries to balance his career and mentorship role.

As Angie begins to find success, her career takes off, and Mikey’s agency gains momentum. However, as they both get caught up in the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, they must learn important life lessons about staying true to themselves and the value of genuine friendships.

“Life with Mikey” is a heartwarming and entertaining film that explores themes of redemption, friendship, and the trials and tribulations of show business. Michael J. Fox delivers a charismatic and endearing performance as Mikey, and Christina Vidal shines as the young and talented Angie. The film also features a delightful supporting cast, including Cyndi Lauper as a quirky talent scout and David Krumholtz as Angie’s older brother.

Though “Life with Mikey” received mixed reviews upon its release, it remains a charming family comedy that highlights the challenges and joys of following one’s dreams and the importance of staying true to oneself in the unpredictable world of entertainment.

Life with Mikey

Additional Details


  • Michael J. Fox: Michael “Mikey” Chapman
  • Christina Vidal: Angie Vega
  • Cyndi Lauper: Geena Briganti
  • Nathan Lane: Ed Chapman
  • David Krumholtz: Barry Corman
  • David Huddleston: Mr. Corcoran
  • Tim Progosh: Lawyer Norman Feller
  • Victor Garber: Brian Spiro
  • Mary Alice: Mrs. Gordon
  • Kathryn Grody: Mrs. Corman
  • Sean Power: Lenny
  • Paula Garcés: Janice
  • Blake McGrath: Acrobat
  • Phoebe Lapine: Andrews Sister #1
  • Anna Rose Menken: Andrews Sister #2
  • Ali Caplan: Andrews Sister #3
  • Rubén Blades: Angie’s dad
  • Aida Turturro: Officer Moran
  • Christine Baranski: Carol


  • Director: James Lapine
  • Producers: Scott Rudin and Marc Lawrence
  • Writer: Marc Lawrence
  • Music: Alan Menken

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