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Like Father Like Son (1987)

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A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son.

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Ginnie Armbruster
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Dr. Amy Larkin
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Dr. Larry Armbruster
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Clarence / Trigger
Camille Cooper ...
Lori Beaumont
Micah Grant ...
Rick Anderson, Lori's Boyfriend
Bill Morrison ...
Trigger's Uncle Earl
Skeeter Vaughan ...
Medicine Man
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Navajo Helper
Tami David ...
Navajo Girl
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Phyllis, Hammonds' Housekeeper
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Dr. Roger Hartwood
Michael Horton ...
Dr. Mike O'Donald
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Storyline

Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a brain-exchanging serum, and it switches their identities. This leads of course to extraordinary complications in school and at work, but also to insight in the problems and feelings of each other. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Chris and his dad have accidentally changed bodies - but no big deal. Chris gets the Jag and the Gold Card. Dad gets the fake ID and the bio final.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Release Date:

2 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tal padre tal hijo  »

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$34,377,585 (USA)
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Trivia

Jack's alma mater is Oxford, which was Dudley Moore's alma mater in real life. See more »

Goofs

(Possibly deliberate.) The Hammonds' cat has a male name, "Seymour", but its patches of orange, black and white fur are hallmarks of a calico cat. Virtually all calico cats are female. See more »

Quotes

Trigger: [Finding out that Jack and Chris have switched places] I do *not* fucking believe this!
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(Dude) Looks Like a Lady
Performed by Aerosmith
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not a bad way to pass the afternoon
19 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Well, if you've got an Sunday afternoon with nothing else to do, this is the movie for you. It's neither intellictually stimulating, nor is it hilariously funny, but it's one of those guilty pleasure movies. You don't know why you watch it, because you've already seen it before and it wasn't that hot of a movie, but you can't help but sit and watch it until the credits roll. It is neither the best nor the worst parent/child switching places movie ever.


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