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Like Father Like Son -- Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron shake up the family tree in this hilarious role reversal comedy.


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Release Date:
2 October 1987 (USA) See more »
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.
A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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)

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)
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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96 min | UK:100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-10/7 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:12 (uncut) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #28658)

Did You Know?

Reaffirming his casting choices of Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron, producer Brian Grazer said: "I absolutely envisioned Dudley as Dr. Jack Hammond. He's a unique personality in that he's an adult and a child at the same time. And that's what is great about Dudley as an actor, he has so much youth, mischievousness, and boyishness about him, that he was simply the perfect guy for this part". Grzaer added: "As far as Kirk's role, we were looking for a really good young actor that could do comedy. There aren't many of them and Kirk was both a natural and an Ideal choice".See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Multiple members of the crew are reflected off the glazed pictures on the wall when the cleaning lady comes to tell Dudley Moore he is going out for groceries.See more »
Chris Hammond:How can she stand to be so close to her own body without constantly feeling herself up?See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The worst of the body switch genre, 1 February 2010
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I think I have seen every example of the "body switch" genre, at least all of those that have been made in the past 40 years or so, and "Like Father Like Son" is the worst of them. The first 20 minutes or so are painless mediocrity, but then soon after the movie collapses. What's the problem? I think the main problem is that the characters are stupid. If I was in their situation, I know I would be terrified and trying my best to not raise suspicion. If the movie had done that, it could have been funny seeing these people trying to do their best but making mistakes. But the movie's two main characters seem to be trying their best to blow the charade - not realistic. And the movie's sense of humor is really bad - we have such stuff as audiences falling asleep during lectures, a gag that's done TWICE. If you want to see a good example of this genre, see "Freaky Friday" (the original or the remake) or "Vice Versa".

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