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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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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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JoBeth Williams was up for a different part in this film but when she read the script, she said the only part she would consider playing was Margo and she got that part instead. See more »

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In the last scene, the CPR given by the doctor is just above the left of the navel. This is the incorrect place to do it. See more »

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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.31 (2011) See more »

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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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Barkin turns on Switch
3 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Barkin vehicles. In fact, without her wonderful comic turns this one would sink under its constrained plot. Besides Barkin, Jimmie Smits and Lorraine Bracco (of Sopranos fame) give good supporting performances. The idea and story Blake Edwards uses is a variation on Victor/Victoria, which was good enough to be recast as a musical, but here his usually daring ideas don't quite make the grade. Nonetheless, this is one of those comedies that calls for repeated viewing, because once you've laughed at some of Barkin's comedic scenes, a second viewing will have you laughing even before the scene unfolds. Roger Ebert commented that a deeper exploration on some of the themes would have made it a timeless comedy, and I'd agree with that.But if you just want to laugh till your sides ache, I'd recommend this one for your funny bone.


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