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18 Again! (1988)

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Charlie
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Horton
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Barrett
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Art Teacher
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By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts in David's life, who he finds not to be self-confident enough. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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George Burns is Jack Watson. He always wanted to be [18 Again!] - He got his wish. See more »


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8 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Eighteen Again!  »

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$2,567,099 (USA)
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In George Burns's last starring role; he played an 81-year-old when he was already 92. See more »

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For David's big race, Charlie gives him the running shoes that he wore back in 1928, however the leather on sixty year old shoes would have deteriorated to point that the shoes would be unusable. See more »

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David Watson: I don't want to hit a lady, Horton, but I wouldn't mind hitting her.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Top Dog (2015) See more »

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The Dickies:
Leonard Phillips Vocals
Stan Lee Guitar
Ewoch Hain Guitar
Laurie Buhne Bass
Clifford Martinez Drums
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A fun and entertaining comedy!
30 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

In this delightful fantasy comedy, George Burns plays a 81-year-old bachelor who smokes a lot of cigars. After an involving his grandson, David [Charlie Schlatter] his soul ends up in Charlie's body and Charlie's soul ends up in his body. That is when things start to get a little weird which is one of the many problems I had with this movie. Though a lot a things about this movie annoy and bother, it is pretty funny. George Burns provides loads of laughs in some really fun scenes and Charlie Schlatter makes this movie extremely entertaining. Pauly Shore has a little, but great part as one David's friends. The supporting cast is excellent, the music is fantastic, the movie was shot beautifully, and out of all the other body-switching comedies, this one is by far the best. Compare this to the Corey Haim and Corey Feldman body-switching comedy, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM and 18 AGAIN! looks like a masterpeace. This is actually one of the funniest comedies of the 1980's. I'm surprised that it isn't very popular. It's probably because it is hard to find. I had to go to four different video stores before I could find this, but it was well worth it!!!


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