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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)  »

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$15,545,943 (USA)
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Trivia

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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When Margo fires her revolver at Steve, there are no rounds loaded in the gun. See more »

Quotes

The Devil: Excuse me.
GodGod: Yes.
The Devil: I wish to lodge a complaint.
GodGod: What is it this time?
The Devil: I have as much right to Steve Brooks' soul as you do.
God: That's why I sent him back. If he can't find one female who likes him, then his soul is yours.
The Devil: Well, that's not a fair test. He'll pick some helpless, unsuspecting female, pretend to be everything he's not. In the end, she'll adore him. And you'll be honor abound to admit an unregenerate debaucher into Heaven.
God: What do you suggest?
The Devil: Teach him a lesson. And at the same time, ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Guiron (1991) 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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Hey, if I'm gay, then Clint Eastwood's a transvestite.
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Alright, the premise is hokey, but not completely as Mel Gibson did it nine years later. I was funny and it had one thing that Gibson couldn't bring, and that is Ellen Barkin.

Yes, I am prejudiced. Ever since I saw Barkin in The Big Easy, I have been in love with her quirky smile and hot body. She is the main reason I will be plopping my bucks down in a week to see Ocean's Thirteen. And, she did get a Golden Globe nomination out of this (Losing to Bette Midler of all people, if you can believe it!), so it is not as bad as they say.

I only had two criticisms: She never got the hang of walking in heels, and the ending sucked.


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