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Freaky Friday (1976)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the DVD bonus extra Jodie Foster says that this picture was a transition film for her from being a child actor to one with who was now an adult leaning actress the movie representing her in-between child-adult years. 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 AndrewsMrs. Ellen Andrews: [about each other, from two different places at the same time, they are saying the magic word which suddenly makes them unintentionally switch] I wish I could switch places with her for just one day.
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Connections

Referenced in Work It: My So-Called Mid-Life Crisis (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I'd like to be you for a day!
15 October 2003 | by (U.S. of A.) – See all my reviews

This film is truly one of a kind, and it disgusts me that remakes are the order of the evening with this one! As a young girl, (Foster) and her mother (Harris) are at the edge of their sanity together, the unthinkable happens!!! The switching of the minds into seperate bodies! "Id like to be you for a day" The opening song suggest, and they weren't kidding! With a terrific cast of main roles,(ie- Harris, Foster, and Astin) Not to mention an even more funny cast of co-stars! (ie-Marc McClure, Patsy Kelly, and Charlene Tilton) This film gets away with the most funny of jokes, involving washing machines, and cars, and cop chases! only the best films could do all this and still hold entertainment for adults and kids, and the fact that this film was remade 2 times in insulting to me! I did find Melanie Mayron's version humorous, it was not nessasary! Still, true classics prevail!


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