A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

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Roger is called in to change the will of an aging millionairess. She has made arrangements for her soul to be 'captured' and transferred into the body of a younger girl. After an argument about the will, the millionairess dies, but her spirit somehow lands in Rogers body... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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He's a wacky lawyer. She's a selfish heiress. Put them together in the same body and you have the funniest merger ever [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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The film was part of a mid-late 1980s Hollywood cycle of body swap / body switch comedies which also included Vice Versa (1988), 18 Again! (1988) and Like Father Like Son (1987) and Big (1988). See more »

Goofs

Once Edwina's soul has entered Terry Hoskins's body, it makes no sense that she would still have a British accent. Victoria Tennant masks her accent immediately after the event, but lapses back into it when she says, "I love it when you talk like a beer commercial." See more »

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Edwina Cutwater: I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm sorry I ruined your birthday.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Jesu, Word of God Incarnate
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Patrick Williams
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If you don't like laughing don't see this movie.
6 March 2002 | by (Zakynthos, Greece) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film time and time again... can never stop laughing. The plot does stretch it a bit but... who cares? 1 of the 3 best comedies I've seen in my life. If you enjoyed this film try 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' with Steve Martin and Michael Cain.

Be warned, if you don't have a sense of humour don't even think of watching this film, but, on the other hand you do there is nothing like watching Steve Martin in the court room taken over by the other half inside him {who happens to be a woman - Lilly Thomlin}. You'll keel over and, literally, cry from laughter. And if you'd like to pee yourself altogether the scene in the men's room when he's trying to take a leak, and he happens to be right handed, and his right side is the woman's side will, without a doubt, do the trick!

Long live slapstick humour. Steve Martin is a genius at making us laugh. A bit of a modern day Jerry Louis and then some.


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