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

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Storyline

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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Barabara Harris as Mother-or is it Annabel ? Jodie Foster as Annabel-or is it Mother ? [UK] 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

The title song "I'd Like to be You for a Day" is sung by Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. See more »

Goofs

When Annabel pour the pennies from her sock on the bus, they land behind her. After she crawls down to get the pennies from the walkway and stands back up, the pennies behind her are gone. See more »

Quotes

Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): Your mop stinks!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Daniel Craig/Muse (2012) 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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