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Vice Versa (1988)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  11 March 1988 (USA)
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

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Charlie
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Sam
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Tina
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Robyn
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Turk
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Avery
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Mrs. Luttrell
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Larry (as Harry Murphy)
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Cliff (as Chip Lucia)
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On returning from a buying trip abroad for the department store in which he works, Marshall finds he is in possession of a strange ornamental skull. Marshall is divorced and is looking after his son Charlie for a few days. The skull has special powers, and when Marshall and Charlie simultaneously wish they were each others age, father and son exchange bodies. Now Charlie has to go to work, and Marshall to school. Charlie also has to deal with Marshall's girlfriend. If that weren't enough a pair of smugglers are in pursuit of the skull. Written by Rob Hartill

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The comedy about not acting your age. See more »

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$13,664,060 (USA)
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Vice Versa is based on a novel written in 1882 by F. Anstey. Three previous adaptations were released in the UK in 1916, 1937 & 1948. See more »

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When Marshall goes through the revolving door into the office building, the sound level from the instruments of the carol players outside remains the same. It doesn't fade until after conversations begin. See more »

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Hockey Coach: [to his ice-hockey team] Can someone tell me what's going on here? Am I in the wrong place, or are these the auditions for the Ice Capades? In the locker room, in the classroom, you guys may be buddies. Out here, all I want to see is hate!
Charlie: [to one of this teammates, about that coach] The city pays this man to shape young minds?
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Ah, the 80's.....
17 July 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

....for kids it was great, every movie released in some way seemed to pander to the childlike fascination with gizmo's and toys and exploring all those weird things we'd only read about in Famous Five books and their ilk.

Along with Mannequin http://us.imdb.com/Title?0093493 Big http://us.imdb.com/Title?0094737 The Goonies http://us.imdb.com/Title?0089218 and of course Gremlins http://us.imdb.com/Title?0087363 Vice Versa is one of those movies that practically every kid has seen (and before I forget - "Drop Dead Fred" too) and enjoyed, they might not stand up to intense scrutiny but for sitting in front of and watching without a care in the world - you can't beat them. Formulaic but fun and I don't think the 90's produced a single film on par (if you discount animated stories like Toy Story) to match up (90's spawned seemingly endless 'tongue in cheek' cynical versions that had 'adult' appeal also sacrificing a little of the out and out entertainment value for kids).

Great fun, worth seeing if it's on TV - but leave deep thinking behind.


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