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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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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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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The age of the Annabel Andrews character played by Jodie Foster was thirteen. This was the actual age that Foster was around the time the picture was made but Foster had turned fourteen by the time the movie debuted late 1976. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Andrews' hand positions when she is hang-gliding. Also, in some shots, she is in a harness, but couldn't have gotten into it in the air. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ellen Andrews (as Annabel): [to herself, going through a day at school] How're you supposed to win? One side snubs you if you don't do well, the other side snubs you if you DO do well.
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Referenced in What to Expect When You're Expecting (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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