A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

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Schoolgirl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They each think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, each complain about the other and wish she could have the easy life of her daughter/mother for just one day and their wishes come true as a bit of magic puts Annabel in Mrs. Andrews' body and vice versa. They each have a Freaky Friday. Written by David A Sparling <d.a.sparling@bradford.ac.uk>

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Daughter and mother become each other... See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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21 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marc McClure (Boris Harris) would later play Boris the milkman in the remake Freaky Friday (2003). He is the only actor to appear in both films. See more »

Goofs

At the park when Ben and his mother have their chat, in one shot he's reaching into the open box of crackers while talking. In the next shot when it cuts back to him, he is no longer holding the box and it appears unopened on the picnic table. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel): [needing bus fare] Virginia could you possibly...
Virginia: No I couldn't possibly! I know you've got more change than that, Annabel, I've seen the way you walk.
Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel): The way I walk?
Mrs. Andrews: [thinks] Of course!
[takes off her shoe and coins scatter]
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Spoofed in The Powerpuff Girls: Criss Cross Crisis (2000) See more »

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I'd like to be you for a day
Words and Music Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster (uncredited)
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Jodie was AMAZING
4 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Never particularly loved this movie but it is lifted above the usual Disney fare by Jodie Foster, who was just totally incredible in this. You watch her and she nails the part - her performances in her movies are always better than great but to have been this good as a kid is kinda spooky, she delivers her lines so well. She is just about one of the finest actresses working in movies today along with Meryl Streep. It is so rare for a child to be as mature in performance as Jodie was. I guess the nearest child star in terms of performance is Haley Joel Osment. I have seen the remake with LL and JC but they just do not make such a good job of the parts as Jodie and Barbara (who seems to have disappeared from the movie scene-curse of the older actress).


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