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Switch (1991)

R | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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A seduction scene between Ellen Barkin and Lorraine Bracco was excised after poor reactions in test screenings. See more »

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

Quotes

Amanda Brooks: Wow, what a beautiful baby.
GodGod: Yes. You did well.
Amanda Brooks: Wish I could be there and watch her grow up.
God: Oh, you can watch her grow up. But in the meantime you have to decide whether you want to be male...
God: ...or a female angel.
Amanda Brooks: Oh, hey, now, that's a tough one. Okay if I think about it for a while?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A perfect (funny) film about switching sex.
24 January 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I've read many previews of this film, and of course you can dive deep down and demand it to focus on all the different problems, but then You have picked the wrong film. There's is VERY few movies in this genre, and this one gives you MANY LAUGHS ! Sure they are a bit simple, but the movie give You a good time and plants some seeds about the gender problems. Whether you are sober or a bit "pixilated", it will raise your mood :) It's strength lies in its easy to recognize human behavior and to see this in the opposite sex, is great ! The basic message is that everyone needs to be seen and be loved, and how we go about this, often in a very "stereotype" way. Also how we can change and become more altruistic/unselfish. The movie starts out with brazen humor and ends up with me in tears as I recognize feelings that i have in me, but are too "good" in covering up. Bottom line = Both men and women should enjoy this equally well.


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