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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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A successful businessman discovers that his biological son was switched at birth with another child. A remake of the 2013 Japanese film, 'Like Father, Like Son.'

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

One of five body-swap movies all released around the same time. The others were Big (1988), 18 Again! (1988), Vice Versa (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989). See more »

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When Chris (Dr. Hammond) is delivering the baby, he picks it up immediately after the birth to reveal that the umbilical cord has already healed, and the baby is perfectly clean and dry. See more »

Quotes

Trigger: [Finding out that Jack and Chris have switched places] I do *not* fucking believe this!
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It Comes to Me Naturally
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I liked Growing Pains, and I liked Dudley Moore, and I was 10 years old--how could I not like this film. Though i would have easily given the film a 10 had the imdb existed eleven years ago, watching it again I realized there just wasn't much there. though i still enjoy it, with a guilty grin on my face. the adult-teen switch formula was done much better in "Vice Versa" and "Big", but worse in "18 Again" (which all came out in the same year or so if i remember). There are some funny moments, and though overall it's not very high-quality, watch a few minutes of it on TV, you might even like it a bit.


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