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Switch (1991)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  10 May 1991 (USA)
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A sexist, chauvinist pig gets his just desserts when his angry ex-girlfriends murder him and he is reincarnated as a woman.

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Walter Stone
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Margo Brofman
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Sheila Faxton
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Arnold Freidkin
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Steve Brooks
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The Devil (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
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Liz
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Felicia
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Higgins
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Steve's Secretary
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Dan Jones
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Attorney Caldwell
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Lt. Laster
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Sgt. Phillips
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Storyline

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>

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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?

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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10 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Switch  »

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$15,545,943 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Devil (played by Bruce Payne) makes a total of six appearances in this movie. Aside from his two speaking roles (when Steve is sent back to earth, and when he visits Amanda at 3:00 in the morning), he also makes four sneak appearances: Once as a patron at the City Grille's bar when Amanda meets Walter for lunch, once as a piano player at Sheila's party, once as a piano player (in drag) at the lesbian club, and finally as a televangelist on TV when Margo hides the murder weapon in Amanda's couch. See more »

Goofs

"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 »

Quotes

Fur Protestor: Do you know how many poor animals they had to kill to make that coat?
Margo Brofman: Know how many rich animals I had to fuck to get this coat?
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Remake of Angel Number 9 (1974) See more »

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You Can't Resist It
Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
Produced by Don Was
Published by Michael H. Goldsen Inc./Lyle Lovett (ASCAP)
Lyle Lovett appears courtesy of Curb/MCA Records
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A different twist on a cross-gender storyline.
18 November 1998 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

An amusing film where a sexist man is killed by one of his girlfriends, and sent back to earth to live in a woman's body. He must find a woman who loves him in order to make it into Heaven. Great performance by Ellen Barkin.


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