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Director:
Writers:
Lorne Cameron (screenplay) and
Steve Bloom (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 October 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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.
Plot:
A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dudley Moore ... Dr. Jack Hammond / Chris Hammond

Kirk Cameron ... Chris Hammond / Dr. Jack Hammond

Margaret Colin ... Ginnie Armbruster

Catherine Hicks ... Dr. Amy Larkin

Patrick O'Neal ... Dr. Larry Armbruster

Sean Astin ... Clarence / Trigger
Camille Cooper ... Lori Beaumont
Micah Grant ... Rick Anderson, Lori's Boyfriend
Bill Morrison ... Trigger's Uncle Earl
Skeeter Vaughan ... Medicine Man

Larry Sellers ... Navajo Helper
Tami David ... Navajo Girl

Maxine Stuart ... Phyllis, Hammonds' Housekeeper

David Wohl ... Dr. Roger Hartwood
Michael Horton ... Dr. Mike O'Donald

Randy Lowell ... Dr. Spellner (as Randolph Dreyfuss)

Art Frankel ... Mr. Racine, Heart Patient

Christine Healy ... Hospital Administrator
Mary Jane Courier ... Operating Nurse
Debbie Zipp ... Nurse with Dying Patient
Teresa Bowman ... Nurse with Heart Patient

Brian Peck ... Intern with Heart Patient
Carol Swarbrick ... Norma, Hospital Secretary
Kedric Wolfe ... Sidney, Board Member
Robert Balderson ... Hal Gilden, Board Member

Dakin Matthews ... Old Man Morrison
Les Lannom ... Coach Ellis
Lorna Hill ... Mrs. Davis
John Stinson ... Math Teacher

Billy Stevenson ... Biology Student (as Bill Stevenson)
Alexandra Kenworthy ... Janice Stenfield, College Interviewer
Jamison Selby ... Rick's Friend (as Todd Selby)
Lloyd Nelson ... Teacher in Hall
John Tokatlian ... Student
Mark McCannon ... Student
Jan Duncan ... Student

Armin Shimerman ... Trigger's Dad
Kitty Swink ... Trigger's Mom

Lisa Robins ... Bartender
Richard Gonzales ... Paperboy (as Richard Gilberts)

James Lashly ... Freemont, Corky's Man
Corki Grazer ... Corky, Woman in Labor

Nancy Lenehan ... Waitress in Desert Diner
Edwin Brecht ... Newborn in Desert Diner
Johnathan Brecht ... Newborn in Desert Diner
Steve Plunkett ... Rock Concert Band Autograph
Randy Rand ... Rock Concert Band Autograph
Steve Lynch ... Rock Concert Band Autograph
Keni E. Richards ... Rock Concert Band Autograph
Steve Isham ... Rock Concert Band Autograph
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Autograph ... Themselves
Chera Bashor ... Hallway Nurse (uncredited)

Bonnie Bedelia ... Lady with Gum in Hair (uncredited)
Chris Robinson ... Bobby (uncredited)

Jack Starrett ... Coach Jennings (uncredited)
Carol Stoddard ... Emergency Room Nurse (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rod Daniel 
 
Writing credits
Lorne Cameron (screenplay) and
Steve Bloom (screenplay) (as Steven L. Bloom)

Lorne Cameron (story)

David Hoselton 

Produced by
Brian Grazer .... producer
David Valdes .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Jack N. Green (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lois Freeman-Fox 
 
Production Design by
Dennis Gassner 
 
Set Decoration by
John T. Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Turturice 
 
Production Management
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Kolsrud .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bryan Belair .... construction coordinator
David Goldstein .... location lead painter
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser
Kurt V. Hulett .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Stuart Ablaza .... assistant adr editor
Petra Bach .... dialogue editor
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... sound recordist
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Hamilton Sterling .... sound editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Rocky Gehr .... special effects technician
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard Drown .... stunts
Alexandra Kenworthy .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Pat Romano .... stunts
Nigel Stern .... stunts
Mike Tillman .... stunts (as Michael Tillman)
Jimmy Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Tillman .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter N. Green .... camera intern
Lowell Peterson .... camera operator
Bruce D. Spellman .... best boy
Tom Stern .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Q. Mathews .... costume supervisor: men
 
Editorial Department
Mallory Gottlieb .... associate editor
Richard Leeman .... first assistant film editor
Marilyn Madderom .... additional editor
Lucas Reiner .... apprentice film editor
Nicole Shugrue .... apprentice film editor
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Travis McGehee .... music video
Curtis Roush .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Shane Greedy .... production van driver
Craig Lietzke .... driver
 
Other crew
James Deeth .... helicopter pilot
Debra Ginsberg .... production secretary
Lynette Katselas .... dialogue coach
David R. Lawson .... medic
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Greg Knapp .... medic (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
96 min | UK:100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:The name's Trigger, as in "horse," as in "hung like."See more »
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(Dude) Looks Like a LadySee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
entertaining, 20 August 2004
Author: famelovingboy68 from Ammon, Idaho

I enjoy this movie, I like it even better than Vice Versa, although Leonard Maltin gave it no stars. The biggest exception I noticed about his film, is how Kirk Cameron (Chris Hammond) was only 16, and a senior in high school, 17 in the movie. When in a majority of flicks the actors that age are in the early or mid twenties and look way too old. it's what a real high school looks like, and Clarence (Sean Astin-Samwise, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) his wacky, sarcastic friend, was in this when he was fifteen or sixteen, making him look actually a little young to be a senior. He is the one responsible for the body change, snatching an ancient potion from his archaeologist uncle. Chris' dad, Jack (Dudley Moore) is a heart surgeon, on the verge of being named chief of staff. And Chris is on his biology exam not seeming to have much of a clue what he's talking about, and is an average student. But then they switch bodies and Chris is in his dad's body and his dad has to go to school cause he's in Chris' body, and is really studious in his classes, even smarter than the teachers! While Chris in his dad's body doesn't have the slightest clue what he's doing as a heart surgeon, and has no sophisticated vocabulary, and parties like a child/teenager. Chris has bully problems at school and has to face up to a huge old looking kid who says "dickhead" And the kids at school think Chris is a dork, as his father, but the interns at the hospital think he's a lot of fun, chewing gum, driving a jeep, and taking them out for pizza and beer. The chief-of-staff's wife, a good 25-years younger than him, cheats on her husband and screws around with Jack' in Chris body, which leads to catastrophe. Anyway, I really like this movie. Here are some reasons why, and also why, I think it was superior to the others and should of gotten three stars, if not more. Despite the acting and script being considered inferior, this is the only one that makes me truly "happy" when watching it, it is set in southern California where the sun is always shining during the day. Sean Astin was in this at a young age, the kid is a teenager, and not a child, so there's two girlfriends in the movie. it is priceless watching Dudley Moore party and laugh watching MTV, and dance on the kitchen table to rock and roll. It teaches something about American History and how Okay became a word, through Chris' lecture in his dad's body at school. The interns have a bawl with Jack in Chris' body after work, eating pizza and drinking, Jack, Chris and Clarence go on a little vacation to get the antidote near the end of the movie, and he and his dad, hug each other and Cameron cries on cue, before the conclusion. Am I forgetting anything?

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