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

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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 »
NewsDesk:
(30 articles)
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User Reviews:
very funny movie See more (52 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)
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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Runtime:
95 min
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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:
Actress Jodie Foster was offered the Princess Leia role in Star Wars (1977) around the time that this movie was in development when George Lucas had wanted to make the character young and Foster had actually got the part when it was realized that Foster was still under contract to Disney. There may have been a way for Foster to get out of the contract but her mother decided to honor the contract and as such Foster contractually completed Freaky Friday (1976) for Disney in 1976.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mrs. Andrews' hand positions when she is hang-gliding. Also, in some shots, she is in a harness, but couldn't have gotten into it in the air.See more »
Quotes:
Opposing Coach:Now listen, girls, I've taught you to play fair, to play clean, and with good sportsmanship. Still, the name of the game is winning, and we can only win this one if you remember one thing: GET ANNABEL ANDREWS AND GET HER GOOD!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Supernatural Activity (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
The ThundererSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
very funny movie, 25 March 2006
Author: laurajaykay from United States

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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