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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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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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Annabel isn't herself today - neither is her mother this morning. They became each other! 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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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The name and breed of the Andrews pet family dog was a Basset Hound called "Max". 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

Mrs. Schmauss: Where do I start, honey?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): In the kitchen. We had a little problem this morning.
Mrs. Schmauss: What happened?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): Well, the washing machine went bananas and uh...
Mrs. Schmauss: [suddenly we enter the next scene, in the laundry room just after the kitchen] Well, lets take a look and see what's going on.
[she opens the washing machine lid, and very instantly sees that it's overloaded]
Mrs. Schmauss: Oh no! No! Well no wonder.
[starts taking them out piece by piece]
Mrs. Schmauss: You're going to cram your shirts, and your rugs, and your hose, and your sneakers, ...
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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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very funny movie
25 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, unlike the two so called remakes actually follows the book. My kids have all loved this movie and had no trouble at all relating to the incidents.Sure they have typing class instead of computer class but so what? So what if the Mom stays home and the Dad works. Many families do that today. The brother appears to be in half day kindergarten because he is picked up from school before lunch. Maybe Mom will go back to work next year. It may be a bit dated but that doesn't detract from the movie at all.

Unlike many modern movies the kids are not smart mouthed brats who get away with such behavior. There are no gross jokes or rude, stupid humor.

This is a fun movie for families, especially mothers and daughters to watch together. I would recommend this over the other two because it's how the author intended the story.


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