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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 »
User Reviews:
Jodie was AMAZING 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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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:
Neither of the film's two lead actresses, Jodie Foster nor Barbara Harris, performed any actual water-skiing in the movie. All this was done in the studio in front of blue screens. Foster on the DVD states that she trained on water-skis for three days ending up not actually doing any real water-skiing in the movie. Professional water-skiers were used as doubles for the long shots.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Boris and the mother head down the street for the first time, there is a child on a swing. When the shot rotates 180 degrees, the child and swing have disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Ellen Andrews (as Annabel):[to herself, going through a day at school] How're you supposed to win? One side snubs you if you don't do well, the other side snubs you if you DO do well.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The ThundererSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Jodie was AMAZING, 4 April 2010
Author: beresfordjd from United Kingdom

Never particularly loved this movie but it is lifted above the usual Disney fare by Jodie Foster, who was just totally incredible in this. You watch her and she nails the part - her performances in her movies are always better than great but to have been this good as a kid is kinda spooky, she delivers her lines so well. She is just about one of the finest actresses working in movies today along with Meryl Streep. It is so rare for a child to be as mature in performance as Jodie was. I guess the nearest child star in terms of performance is Haley Joel Osment. I have seen the remake with LL and JC but they just do not make such a good job of the parts as Jodie and Barbara (who seems to have disappeared from the movie scene-curse of the older actress).

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