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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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Harold Jennings
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Mr. Dilk
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Miss McGuirk
Brooke Mills ...
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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21 January 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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$25,942,000
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Jodie Foster said of the film whilst doing press publicity for the picture around the time the movie first launched: "I think it's important for my career that I make all different kinds of films. I'm proud that I made Freaky Friday (1976). I shouldn't make one kind of picture like so many child stars of the past did. And I thought the idea of Freaky Friday (1976) was terrific. A lot of my friends think it's my best picture. I really like working for Disney". See more »

Goofs

As the fired maid does a wheelie in traffic, the long shot shows her rotation in one direction, but the close shot finds her spinning in the another. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Thunderer
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Written by John Philip Sousa
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User Reviews

Disney at it's Best!
14 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the very best of Disney's many comedies. Perhaps it's the great writing from Mary Rodgers, author of the book, or the spectacular acting from the entire cast, especially a young Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris.

The film is incredibly funny, without being stupid, and it feels very real and authentic, an element that is gone from almost every other Disney film of the era. Although it includes the typical Disney chase scene, the rest of Disney's usual cliches are dropped so that the focus is on the characters and the believable and hilarious situations that they get into.

A definite 10/10! Go rent it! Be sure that you get the 1977 version, though, not the 1995 remake.


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