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Switch (1991)

R | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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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 »

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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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A Lifetime Of Love
Written by Tom Bocci
Performed by Don Grady
Produced by Tom Bocci & Don Grady
Published by Big And Little Songs (ASACP)
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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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