Father and son magically switch personalities with comical results.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Andrews
Ben Andrews
Margo Skinner ...
Ellen Andrews
Stepahnie Marshak
Annabel Andrews
Knowl Johnson ...
Duck Levine
Captain Splasher Wilking
Blake Brocksmith ...
Brian Hitzigger
Sam Stoneburner ...
Ty Donovan
Sloane Shelton ...
Pegotty Horn
Helen Harrelson ...
Betty Lou
Travis Swords ...
Tony Crane
William Metzo ...
Richard DeVirgillio
John Leonard ...
Terry Mallison


The switch is on! Summer Switch - a charming and very funny tale which proves that "trading places" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Comedian Robert Klein stars as Bill Andrews, a film executive who dreads his upcoming meeting with the studio's new president. His son Ben, on the other hand, longs to get out of going to Camp Soonawissakit, which his father loved as a child. And when the two of them exclaim "I'd give anything to be in his shoes," they magically switch bodies. But what is fun at first soon turns into a disaster for both father and son. And after a short time, both realize they were much happier as themselves. The miraculous switch back provides them with a newfound understanding of themselves...and each other. Written by Jil Chastain <jil@mindspring.com>

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19 September 1984 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Follows Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

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The movie that started the 80's body swap films
9 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Most people don't realize that this movie predated the father/son body swap movies such as Like Father Like Son and Vice Versa. Of what I remember of it both actors played their parts a little over the top once they had switched personalities. Robert Klein played his sons personality as if he was like 7 years old when in fact he was teen. Scott Schwartz played his dad a bit better but had a pipe in his mouth a lot of the time which looked kinda ridiculous. The script was weak and not nearly as enjoyable as Like Father Like Son or Vice Versa in which the actors played their roles with a bit more realism. This is a film that is probably nearly impossible to locate today anywhere.

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