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 »


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 »


Amanda Brooks: What is that smell?
The Devil: Brimstone. You'll get used to it after a few hundred years.
Amanda Brooks: Who in hell are you?
The Devil: Who in hell do you think I am?
Amanda Brooks: You look like the Devil.
The Devil: Well, you don't look good yourself. Ha! Just a little Netherworld humor there.
Amanda Brooks: Hilarious. What do you want?
The Devil: You. Your time's up.
Amanda Brooks: Say's who?
The Devil: Have you found one female who liked Steve Brooks?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »


Barren Ground
Written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Performed by Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Produced by Don Gehman & Bruce Hornsby
Remixed by Allen Meyerson
Published by Zappa Music/Bob-A-Lew Songs/Basically Gasp Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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