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Freaky Friday -- A mother and daughter switch bodies with hilarious results.


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Release Date:
21 January 1977 (USA) See more »
Annabel and her Mother are not quite themselves today- in fact, they're each other! [UK] See more »
A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. See more »
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Barbara Harris is da bomb See more (51 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Harris ... Mrs. Andrews

Jodie Foster ... Annabel

John Astin ... Mr. Andrews

Patsy Kelly ... Mrs. Schmauss

Dick Van Patten ... Harold Jennings
Vicki Schreck ... Virginia

Sorrell Booke ... Mr. Dilk

Alan Oppenheimer ... Mr. Joffert

Ruth Buzzi ... Opposing Coach

Kaye Ballard ... Coach Betsy

Marc McClure ... Boris Harris

Marie Windsor ... Mrs. Murphy
Sparky Marcus ... Ben Andrews
Ceil Cabot ... Miss McGuirk
Brooke Mills ... Miss Gibbons
Karen Smith ... Mary Kay Gilbert

Marvin Kaplan ... Carpet Cleaner

Al Molinaro ... Drapery Man
Iris Adrian ... Bus Passenger
Barbara Walden ... Mrs. Benson
Shelly Juttner ... Hilary Miller

Charlene Tilton ... Bambi
Lori Rutherford ... Jo-Jo
Jack Sheldon ... Lloyd
Laurie Main ... Mr. Mills
Don Carter ... Delivery Boy
Fuddle Bagley ... Bus Driver
Fritz Feld ... Mr. Jackman

Dermott Downs ... Harvey Manager

James Van Patten ... Cashier (as Jimmy Van Patten)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Hunt ... Car Cop (uncredited)
Robert Karvelas ... Diner Customer (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... Car Cop (uncredited)

David Pollock ... Student (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Man in Pool (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Nelson 
Writing credits
Mary Rodgers (screenplay)

Mary Rodgers (book)

Produced by
Tom Leetch .... associate producer
Ron Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Jack Senter 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Makeup Department
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tom McCrory .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cheryl Downey .... second assistant director
Ronald R. Grow .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kurt V. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Raymond Craddock .... sound editor
George Ronconi .... sound mixer (as Ron Ronconi)
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Barney Cabral .... sound editor (uncredited)
George Fredrick .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Christine Freeman .... water ski stunts (uncredited)
Kevin N. Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Randy L. Shelly .... stunt skier (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Niemeyer .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mario Simon .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
John L. Jensen .... titles (as John Jensen)
Larry Meddock .... technical advisor
Art Stevens .... titles
Bobby Hoffman .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G (MPAA rating: certificate #24738)
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The date of the "Freaky Friday" in the movie's story-line was a Friday the 13th.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Obvious smiling stunt double for Ellen during the water skiing scene.See more »
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, and some little tin things. What are these little tin things? Oh jacks! That's cute. That's cute! And all of your jacks in here together, not to mention you used too much soap. That is your problem.
[shuts the lid]
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Barbara Harris is da bomb, 20 February 2006
Author: topcat-1 from United States

While the remake with Curtis and Lohan was good and Hollywood smooth with better production values (so what), the main difference is in the lead actors. I mean you know Jodie Foster can act circles around Lindsay Lohan (who couldn't) but the main difference is in the moms. Jaime Lee Curtis is a savvy pro who has her own take on the role but it's pretty flat in comparison. Barbara Harris I didn't remember from her small roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Peggy Sue Got Married but now that my memory has been jogged, she did a fine job. This movie, though, is her tour-de-force. What a fantastic performance. She is flawless and incredibly funny in this role. As fine a comedic turn as anyone has ever done; the nuances of voice, the facial expressions, the slapstick - all spot on.

Jodie Foster is no slouch either. Her teenage roles have showed maturity beyond her years and a thorough understanding of her roles. She shines in this one. The supporting cast is well chosen and they're all good too.

I can see why they remade it, though. Todays kids don't usually get into old movies so with a box office cinch like Lohan, why not? I like a lot of the 60's and 70's movies since that is my generation and subsequently have trouble enjoying the 30's and 40's movies. But a good movie is a good movie no matter when it was made.

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