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Freaky Friday (1976)

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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 both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life of their 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 both have a Freaky Friday. Written by David A Sparling <d.a.sparling@bradford.ac.uk>

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How freaky would it be if you turned into your mother? See more »

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21 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Ein ganz verrückter Freitag  »

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The nick-name that Annabel Andrews (Jodie Foster) had for her brother Ben Andrews (Sparky Marcus) was "Ape Face". See more »

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Obvious smiling stunt double for Ellen during the water skiing scene. See more »

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Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): [on phone] Boris, this is Mrs. Andrews across the street. Could I borrow a cup of...
Annabel Andrews: [thinks] Sugar's too corny.
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews): [sees Max chewing on cereal box] Kibble? Kibble. K-I-B-B-L-E, that's right, the stuff dogs eat.
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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
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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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