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Switch (1991)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Stone
Margo Brofman
Sheila Faxton
Arnold Freidkin
Steve Brooks
The Devil (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
Steve's Secretary
Dan Jones
Attorney Caldwell
Lt. Laster
Sgt. Phillips


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Switch  »

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Box Office


$15,545,943 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Devil (played by Bruce Payne) makes a total of six appearances in this movie. Aside from his two speaking roles (when Steve is sent back to earth, and when he visits Amanda at 3:00 in the morning), he also makes four sneak appearances: Once as a patron at the City Grille's bar when Amanda meets Walter for lunch, once as a piano player at Sheila's party, once as a piano player (in drag) at the lesbian club, and finally as a televangelist on TV when Margo hides the murder weapon in Amanda's couch. See more »


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 »


Margo Brofman: Good morning.
Amanda Brooks: What's so fucking good about it?
Margo Brofman: You're in a great mood. What's the matter? Got your period?
Amanda Brooks: I should be so fucking lucky.
Margo Brofman: Yeah? What happened?
Amanda Brooks: [lights a cigar] It's a long story.
Margo Brofman: Just give me the punchline.
Amanda Brooks: [puffs] I lost my virginity.
Margo Brofman: Obviously without your consent.
Amanda Brooks: I passed out; I don't remember anything.
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Remade as Mr Ya Miss (2005) See more »


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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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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