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18 Again! (1988)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  15 April 1988 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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His mind was 81. His body was 18. When Jack Watson found his fountain of youth, it overflowed with comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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15 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Eighteen Again!  »

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$2,567,099 (USA)
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Trivia

One of five body-swap movies all released around the same time. The others were Big (1988), Vice Versa (1988), Like Father Like Son (1987), and Dream a Little Dream (1989). 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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Connections

Referenced in Who's the Boss?: Nineteen Again (1988) 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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The same old formula, "Again!"
9 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The '80s was a good time for this kind of movie. Obviously.

Not only was there "18 Again!", but there was "Big", "Like Father, Like Son" and "Vice Versa", all with the same basic idea - regaining lost youth. And in comparison with the others, this falls sorta mid-way.

Burns, as always, is great and in fine form. Schlatter does a great Burns imitation in his early scenes especially. Runyon plays basically the same character she did in "Up the Creek" an just about every other part she'd played in movies before this. But she does okay. Morris, slinky and sultry as ever, doesn't disappoint. Everyone else just kind of hangs back and lets the story take care of itself. But that's okay; it does.

Let's face it: you can only say good in a movie where Pauly Shore play a halfway tolerable person.

Seven stars. Watch "18 Again!" and if you have before, do it "Again!"!


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