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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 »

Goofs

"Amanda's" hair is back to its same length (and style) when Walter visits "her" in the psychiatric hospital as it was before "she" had the barber cut it. While "she" does say "she" has been there for five months, and apparently five or six months have transpired from the time of the trial, there is no way the hair would have grown from above the ears to down below the shoulders in six months - hair grows about 1/2 inch per month, so it would be about 3 inches longer than before. The hair should have only been slightly longer to show that amount of time has passed. 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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So Quiet, So Still
Written by Nathalie Archangel
Performed by Nathalie Archangel
Produced by Greg Penny & Nathalie Archangel
Published by WB Music Corp./Omnipresent Halo Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Cute
15 October 2000 | by (Jackson, MS) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this as a kid and loving it; maybe childhood nostalgia colors my opinion, but it's still a guilty pleasure favorite. Ellen Barkin pulls in a funny, realistic performance as a man out of his element, JoBeth Williams is deliciously trashy, but the film's greatest saving grace is Jimmy Smits as the one sweet, mature, sensitive guy.


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