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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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Tina
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Turk
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Beverly Archer ...
Mrs. Luttrell
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Charles Lucia ...
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 For The Kid In All Of Us. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$13,664,060 (USA)
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One of five body-swap movies all released around the same time. The others were 18 Again! (1988), Like Father Like Son (1987), Big (1988), and Dream a Little Dream (1989). See more »

Goofs

When the two crooks get "switched" on the train. It cuts to an exterior showing a train with only 1 engine (F40PH), but when they boarded the train, the power consist was 2 engines (back to back F40PH's), and when the train stops at the station, it again has 2 engines. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: How old are you dad?
Marshall: Younger than I used to be, kid.
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The best of the bunch
6 March 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie is not the one people think of when talking about those "body switching" comedies that came out between '87 and '89. Big always gets the attention, but for my money Vice Versa is funnier, smarter and more memorable. Judge Reinhold didn't get the Oscar nomination that Tom Hanks scored, and more or less dropped off the face of the earth after making this movie (except, of course, for "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will"). He was in several '80s blockbusters and stole many scenes in them (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Beverly Hills Cop and its sequel, Ruthless People....) But this movie is his shining hour, where he is believable and funny as both the uptight adult and the 11-year old kid. Fred Savage is equally good--very convincing when he becomes his dad. The movie builds up its jokes nicely, and has a Capra-esque quality to it. It also makes terrific use of character actors Swoosie Kurtz and David Proval, who is light years away from his Sopranos character. The fact that this movie is lumped in with lesser films like 18 Again and Like Father Like Son baffles me. This one is definitely in the league with Big.


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