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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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Stupid funny! I love it! See more (20 total) »


  (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 (as Alexandra Kenworthy)
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)
Oscar Granquist ... Doctor (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 .... re-recording mixer
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Terry Porter .... 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 (as Alexandra Kenworthy)
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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?

The movie was released in October 2. Coincidentally, this was Larry Seller's (Navajo Helper) birthday.See more »
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 »
Chris Hammond:How can she stand to be so close to her own body without constantly feeling herself up?See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Left Behind: Like Son (2013) (V)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Stupid funny! I love it!, 20 May 2005
Author: Xapora from Melbourne, Australia

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I think this movie's great. There's lots of hilarious (and clean) sight gags, slapstick and laugh-out-loud situations.

Dudley Moore, obviously the far more superior comedian, is fantastic as a teenager stuck in an adult's body. He has many funny scenes and milks them for all they're worth, my favourite being the chewing gum/cigarette incident. The looks on his co-stars' faces is priceless. Watch also for Moore's date with Margaret Colin (that goes really badly) and when he does the rounds at the hospital.

Unfortunately, there are a few flaws. There's a bit of swearing and sexual reference (which would make it an otherwise very suitable film for kids). It wastes the talent of Catherine Hicks in a surprisingly pointless and unnecessary role and Sean Astin is super-annoying (as always) as the "wacky" best friend/sidekick. The film also resorts to schmaltz at the end when it goes for a warm and fuzzy finale.

Otherwise, a great film that's lots and lots of fun. Funky soundtrack and wonderful flashback to the delightfully tacky fashions and hairstyles of the '80s.

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