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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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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

Ginnie Armbruster: Well, well, well, who we have here?
Dr. Jack Hammond: We have... moi. Huh, me.
Ginnie Armbruster: You know when I first saw you a moment ago, a shiver ran down through my body. Do you think you have something to warm me up?
Dr. Jack Hammond: You mean, like, hot chocolate?
Ginnie Armbruster: I was thinking of something a little more personal and a lot more private.
Dr. Jack Hammond: Private as... as in... you and me?
Ginnie Armbruster: Can't think of anyone else I'd like to invite.
Dr. Jack Hammond: Okay.
Ginnie Armbruster: Okay?
Trigger: Ahh, this place is full of nuns.
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Somebody Put Something in My Drink
Written by Richie Ramone
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Closes the "generation gap"
14 April 2001 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

The way I see it, this story gave each of the two groups (teenaged students and middle-aged professional people) a better understanding of the trials and tribulations the other experiences on a daily basis. As kids, we think our parents' lives are easy, and as adults, we tend to forget the pressures experienced by highschoolers. I enjoyed this film, and hope others will, too.


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