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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. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Back when we were grown-ups. See more (50 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 ... Mrs. 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)
 
Costume Design by
Chuck Keehne 
Emily Sundby 
 
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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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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Trivia:
On the DVD bonus extra Jodie Foster says that this picture was a transition film for her from being a child actor to one with who was now an adult leaning actress the movie representing her in-between child-adult years.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:
Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel):What is this?
Virginia:Your usual rum raisin banana-split breakfast.
Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel):Of course! what else would the junk food junkie eat for breakfast?
[looking at the girls, who are staring]
Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel):You notice something different about me, right? Something different?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The ThundererSee more »

FAQ

Is "Freaky Friday" based on a book?
Why is Friday so freaky?
Who sings the opening theme song?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Back when we were grown-ups., 18 June 2005
Author: BansheeCreature from The World Of Movies

It is no secret, that, back when we were grown ups, Disney made films that were as delightful as the next Sidney Lumet film. "Freaky Friday" is one of those many films. When young Annabelle Andrews, and her mother Ellen Andrews switch bodies on Friday the 13th, one heck of a journey is on the rise! This great tale of learning and growing up has been mocked, or copied twice, in vain. There are many reasons why this film should have only been seen the way the company originally produced it. First off, the message is quite easy to figure, and keeping it simple, but meaningful was the great way to spread it. The age-old story of two people walking a mile in each others shoes. A funny mother-daughter story that never gets old, this one has just as much a tender side as it does a comic side.

About the film, the script is fresh and original, producing interesting narration by a game Foster. What makes this one almost a word for word act of the novel is because the author of the novel also wrote the screenplay. Some times, when the author also helps with the script, the outcome is less than amusing, but in this case, it was the best thing they could do. Mary Rodgers delivers the goods with this one, and the rich element of comedy is never wasted. The situations are almost too much. The incidents are made in ways to which an adult can laugh as much as a child can. In fact, most of the funny moments reflect more adult humor, such as Mrs. Schmauss and the liquor. Other moments such as typewriters going crazy, and one of the most hysterical ski sequences ever seem to be too much for children in todays times. Ergo, they remade this film twice. Once in '95 that was slow and dull, despite a good director and good cameos. And recently in '03 with a forced script. The two latter versions were made with more simple jokes to appeal more for kids.

Such subject matter was also toned down. The situation with Annabelle and Ben. Why does Annabelle hate him so much? Because there is nothing more annoying than a perfect kid with no messy qualities. Later, same question, but answer goes as "his sister doesn't "hate" him. he bugs her". What is wrong with the normal sibling rivalry using the word 'hate'? The film also shows how much better times were back then. As thirteen year-old teens were taught to be a whiz on the typewriter, and speak very well of American history. Those times are just not here anymore, not much anyhow. IN any case, this film is a great joy of a film. Modern film-making at it's best, and of course, Disney made films good back then. Not like the senseless contrived mush we see today.

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