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18 Again! (1988)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  8 April 1988 (USA)
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Jack Watson is celebrating his 81st birthday. He is a charismatic, successful patriarch who still enjoys life. He makes a wish that he could be 18 again. Later he is living it up with his ... See full summary »

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Jack Watson is celebrating his 81st birthday. He is a charismatic, successful patriarch who still enjoys life. He makes a wish that he could be 18 again. Later he is living it up with his grandson, when the car they are driving in crashes, and their souls are switched. After the crash, 18 year old David Watson's body, with 81 year old Jack's mind (George Burns voice), is fine, but Jack's body is in a coma, presumably with David's mind trapped there. Walking in David's shoes, Jack discovers that David is really interested in art and not the family business. He meets David's friends and they go out in the middle of the night to paint murals. He also transforms David's performance on the track, where in the long distance events, David has been a laughing stock, now he becomes a contender to beat the #1 favorite jock on the team. After various hijinks, David's parents show up to tell him they have decided to take grandpa Jack off of life support. David (really Jack), rushes to the ... Written by Gdeangel

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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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8 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Eighteen Again!  »

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$2,567,099 (USA)
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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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References Oh, God! (1977) See more »

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She's A Hunchback
Performed by The Dickies
Written by Leonard Phillips & Stan Lee
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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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