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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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Trivia

This film was indirectly referenced in numerous episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). In the original television spots for the film, Jimmy Smits name was announced in an unusual way: "Ellen Barkin. Switch. Jimmy Smits. Starts Friday." The writers of MST3K found it amusing that Smits' name was announced after the title and not announced as "also starring Jimmy Smits" or "with Jimmy Smits", only as "Jimmy Smits". In various episodes, a character would say "Jimmy Smits" whenever the word "switch" was uttered or sometimes for seemingly no reason at all. 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 »

Quotes

Amanda Brooks: Yo, Walt, checkout the headlights on the blonde. How'd you like to play "hide the salami" with that for about a week? Ugh, but not me Walt, you. What, you don't think that's a perfectly legitimate question?
Walter Stone: Coming from a guy, maybe.
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Connections

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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a ladies man learns to really love
2 April 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A man who knows only how to use and discard women dies prematurely. He is offered acceptance into heaven only if he goes back to earth in the form of a woman and really loves someone. This was a very funny program; Ellen Barkin was wonderful as the man in a woman's body. The ending was a real tear jerker, so have a hanky ready. 5 stars.


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