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Switch (1991)

R  |   |  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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$15,545,943 (USA)
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Téa Leoni's film debut. 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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Amanda Brooks: You know, being a woman, it's not half bad. It's being both that is the bitch.
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Both Sides Now
Written by Joni Mitchell
Performed by Paul Young & Clannad
Produced by Ciarán Brennan
Published by Siquomb Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Paul Young appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Clannad appears courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
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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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