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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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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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$15,545,943 (USA)
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Téa Leoni's film debut. See more »

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When Amanda punches Walter, the sound comes before the hit. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Brooks: Jeez, did you check out that ass? Boy, how'd you like to give her a punch in the pants, huh, Walt?
Walter Stone: Oh, no, you're not gay are you?
Amanda Brooks: Pal, if I'm gay, Clint Eastwood is a transvestite.
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Sendin' Out A Message
Written by Antonina Armato & Rick Neigher
Performed by The Jets
Produced by Denny Diante
Co-produced by Leroy Wolfgramm
Published by Tom Sturges Music/Chrysalis Music/Irving Music Inc./
Neigher Do Well Music (BMI)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Hey, if I'm gay, then Clint Eastwood's a transvestite.
2 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright, the premise is hokey, but not completely as Mel Gibson did it nine years later. I was funny and it had one thing that Gibson couldn't bring, and that is Ellen Barkin.

Yes, I am prejudiced. Ever since I saw Barkin in The Big Easy, I have been in love with her quirky smile and hot body. She is the main reason I will be plopping my bucks down in a week to see Ocean's Thirteen. And, she did get a Golden Globe nomination out of this (Losing to Bette Midler of all people, if you can believe it!), so it is not as bad as they say.

I only had two criticisms: She never got the hang of walking in heels, and the ending sucked.


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