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Switch (1991)

R  |   |  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)  »

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$15,545,943 (USA)
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This film was indirectly referenced in numerous episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). In the original television spots for the film, Jimmy Smits name was announced in an unusual way: "Ellen Barkin. Switch. Jimmy Smits. Starts Friday." The writers of MST3K found it amusing that Smits' name was announced after the title and not announced as "also starring Jimmy Smits" or "with Jimmy Smits", only as "Jimmy Smits". In various episodes, a character would say "Jimmy Smits" whenever the word "switch" was uttered or sometimes for seemingly no reason at all. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie Steve takes three roses from the lobby of his apartment building. The roses were open when he picked them out, but were closed buds when he handed them out to the women. See more »

Quotes

Margo Brofman: All right, you want me to tell you why you couldn't handle it?
Amanda Brooks: Unless you'd like me to jump off the fucking roof.
Margo Brofman: She's gay.
Amanda Brooks: No kidding.
Margo Brofman: And you are a macho, homophobic...
Amanda Brooks: Homophobic!
Margo Brofman: Yes, and gay male or female scares the living hell out of you.
Amanda Brooks: Right.
Margo Brofman: Where are you going?
Amanda Brooks: To jump off the fucking roof.
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Dream After Dream
Written by David Dixon & Michael Szumowski
Performed by Indecent Obsession
Produced by Michael Szumowski
Published by MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP) & Melodian Records Pty. Ltd.
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a ladies man learns to really love
2 April 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A man who knows only how to use and discard women dies prematurely. He is offered acceptance into heaven only if he goes back to earth in the form of a woman and really loves someone. This was a very funny program; Ellen Barkin was wonderful as the man in a woman's body. The ending was a real tear jerker, so have a hanky ready. 5 stars.


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