Switch (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  10 May 1991 (USA)
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Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Stone
Margo Brofman
Sheila Faxton
Arnold Freidkin
Steve Brooks
The Devil (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
Steve's Secretary
Dan Jones
Attorney Caldwell
Lt. Laster
Sgt. Phillips


Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to earth in the body of a woman so that he can see how women are treated by men like the one he once was. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Steve and Walter used to have a preference for blondes. Then Steve was murdered... and came back as one. Will being a woman make him a better man?


Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Switch  »

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Box Office


$15,545,943 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


JoBeth Williams was up for a different part in this film but when she read the script, she said the only part she would consider playing was Margo and she got that part instead. See more »


"Amanda's" hair is back to its same length (and style) when Walter visits "her" in the psychiatric hospital as it was before "she" had the barber cut it. While "she" does say "she" has been there for five months, and apparently five or six months have transpired from the time of the trial, there is no way the hair would have grown from above the ears to down below the shoulders in six months - hair grows about 1/2 inch per month, so it would be about 3 inches longer than before. The hair should have only been slightly longer to show that amount of time has passed. See more »


Amanda Brooks: Wow, what a beautiful baby.
GodGod: Yes. You did well.
Amanda Brooks: Wish I could be there and watch her grow up.
God: Oh, you can watch her grow up. But in the meantime you have to decide whether you want to be male...
God: ...or a female angel.
Amanda Brooks: Oh, hey, now, that's a tough one. Okay if I think about it for a while?
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I love it!
10 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I could not believe some of the comments about this movie! Unfunny???!!! Depressive???!!! I thought it was wonderful! Ellen Barkin is brilliant! Brilliant! Her first 5 minutes on screen is hilarious! I think this movie is misunderstood. Pink Panther fans expect certain things that just do not happen in this movie. It is funny from the beginning, bitter-sweet at the end, it is about love, friendship, meaning of life, soul searching, men and women, God and Devil, and even has a pretty good basketball one-on-one. I love it. I watched it many times over the years, I keep finding new little things to love about this movie, it is one of my all-time favorites and I give it an awesome 8 out of 10!!!

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