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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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Blake Edwards' Switch  »

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$15,545,943 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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 Amanda punches Walter, the sound comes before the hit. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Brooks: I'm Steve's sister.
Dream Girl: He never told me he had a sister.
Amanda Brooks: I'm his half-sister.
Dream Girl: He never told me he had half of a sister.
Amanda Brooks: We're looking for Steve, we don't know where he went. He said he was gonna chuck it all, like Gauguin.
Dream Girl: Who?
Walter Stone: Gauguin. He's an artist who went to Tahiti.
Dream Girl: I thought you said you didn't know where he went.
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Referenced in Dobol dribol (1992) See more »

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It's All There
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Jody Watley
Produced by Henry Mancini
Published by L/T Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Jody Watley appears courtesy of MCA Records
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Lots of laughs
8 May 2007 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Woke up to this flick on Cinemax this morning. I didn't know what to expect, and I found myself laughing at the daffy, zany, madcap adventures of a guy in a woman's body.

Ellen Barkin gives a hilarious performance. The awkwardness off her transformation was humorous and realistic. She played off of her fellow actors with precision and flow. Playing the "tough" chick kept me in stitches.

The scene I laughed at the most was the bar fight, which got really over-the-top and out of hand. My laughter reached it's climax when Barkin jumped on the guy's back in the center of the bartender's station.

I usually grade a movie on entertainment value and this one gets a 10 out of 10 for the simple fact that it made me laugh out loud more than any other. (Okay, tied with Billy Madison). I rarely laugh at comedies more than twice a movie, so I'm recommending this movie to anyone who wants something to really laugh at.


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