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Freaky Friday
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Director:
Writers:
Mary Rodgers (screenplay)
Mary Rodgers (book)
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Release Date:
21 January 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Annabel and her Mother are not quite themselves today- in fact, they're each other! [UK] See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. See more »
User Reviews:
I'd like to be you for a day! See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Dell .... 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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
95 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Certification:
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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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious smiling stunt double for Ellen during the water skiing scene.See more »
Quotes:
Boris Harris, the Neighbor:You and your little boy have the same sized feet?
Annabel (as Mrs. Andrews):Yes, I told you he's peculiar.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Hit Girl (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'd like to be you for a daySee more »

FAQ

Is "Freaky Friday" based on a book?
Who sings the opening theme song?
Why is Friday so freaky?
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I'd like to be you for a day!, 15 October 2003
Author: narnerbee from U.S. of A.

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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