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18 Again! (1988)

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... See full summary »

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Arnie Watson
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Madeline
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Betty Watson
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Robin Morrison
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Charlie
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Coach
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Horton
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Professor Swivet
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Russ
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Barrett
Emory Bass ...
Art Teacher
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J.P. (as Joshua Devane)
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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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Be careful what you wish for... it just might come true! 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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Trivia

Part of a late 1980s mini-cycle of age-swap / body-swap pictures. The movies included Big (1988), 18 Again! (1988), Vice Versa (1988), Dream a Little Dream (1989), and Like Father Like Son (1987). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

David Watson: I don't want to hit a lady, Horton, but I wouldn't mind hitting her.
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Referenced in On Cinema: 'The Hobbit' and 'Les Misérables' (2012) See more »

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You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
Performed by The Dickies
Written by Stan Lee & Chuck Wagon
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Brings a smile :)
6 August 2000 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

This is a heart warming film. I'm not a typical person to like 80's cinema, though i do like all manners of comedies, though this is great. I've never seen a George Burns film & i really liked it. He obviously passed his comedy talent on to Pauly Shore and it was interesting to see a film in which Pauly was an actor & not a comedien playing an actor. You know what really would have been interesting. If this was made once Pauly had his image established, there could've been a couple of great scenes with Burns trying to understand what he was saying & stuff. This film is great, & you don't have to be a fan of 80's cinema to enjoy it throughly. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up. Also, some might say that this has played too much on a body switching premise of the late 80's but i think it had a nice angle on it, and i loved this film


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