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Writers (WGA):
Mary Rodgers (novel)
Heather Hach (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
6 August 2003 (USA) See more »
Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky. See more »
An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Mark Waters 
Writing credits
Mary Rodgers (novel)

Heather Hach (screenplay) and
Leslie Dixon (screenplay)

Produced by
Andrew Gunn .... producer
Mario Iscovich .... executive producer
Ann Marie Sanderlin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood 
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Production Design by
Cary White 
Art Direction by
Maria L. Baker  (as Maria Baker)
Set Decoration by
Barbara Haberecht 
Costume Design by
Genevieve Tyrrell 
Makeup Department
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist supervisor
Christina Smith .... makeup supervisor
Tara Smith .... key hair stylist
Clinton Wayne .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Moen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurie Baron .... dga trainee
Paula Janos .... second second assistant director
Paul Moen .... second unit director
Eric A. Pot .... second assistant director (as Eric Pot)
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director
José Clemente Hernandez .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dawn Ascher-Trevino .... art department coordinator (as Dawn Ascher)
Marco A. Campos .... general foreman
Jill S. Coverdale .... set dressing buyer
Mike Cunningham .... assistant property master
Josh Hadley .... leadperson (as Joshua Hadley)
Paul Arthur Hartman .... leadperson
Grey Hill .... sculptor
Cindy Ingraham .... on-set dresser
Gary A. Krakoff .... construction coordinator
Tyler Lafferty .... propmaker
Lyle Maves .... lead plasterer foreman
Gary Metzen .... construction
Andrew Ortner .... art department production assistant
Catherine Smith .... set designer (as Cat Smith)
Diana Anctil .... paint gangboss (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
David Boulton .... adr engineer: NY
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Jeannette Cremarosa .... dubbing recordist
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
André Dias .... dialogue recordist (international versions)
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist: NY
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Richard Kite .... cableman
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Paul Ledford .... sound mixer
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor
Judy Nord .... dubbing recordist
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Charles W. Ritter .... sound editor
Sam Sarkar .... cableman
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Mark A. Tracy .... first assistant editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Al Broussard .... special effects director
Thomas Rasada .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... visual effects artist
Jacqueline Allard .... digital compositor
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor
Chris Flynn .... digital compositor
Patric Kenly .... digital line-up: Buena Vista Imaging
William Koshowany .... digital compositor
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
David Barrett .... stunts
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
Arnold Chon .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Michael Gaines .... stunts (as Michael Caines)
John Hateley .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Jimmy Romano .... stunt coordinator
Jill Stokesberry .... stunts
Matthew Taylor .... stunts
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... stunts
Olivia Chang .... stunt double: Rosalind Chao (uncredited)
Ingrid Coree .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver (uncredited)
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt audience (uncredited)
Jill Stokesberry .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
William D. Barber .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Patrick Bensimmon .... camera loader
Kary Chapman .... grip rigger
Joe Chess .... Steadicam operator
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "b" camera
John J. Connor .... second cinematographer
Jerry Enright .... lighting technician
Adam Feinberg .... rigging electrician
Paul V. Ferrazzi .... key first assistant camera: "a" camera
Eli Golub .... additional grip
Anthony D. Guzman .... rig electrician
Michael Herron .... video assist operator
Tony Hibbard .... set lighting technician
Joe Kelly .... grip
George Lozano Jr. .... lighting technician
Joe Macaluso .... company grip
Peter McAdams .... grip
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Bob Munoz .... key grip
David H. Neale .... electrician
Maricella Ramirez .... Steadicam assistant
Maricella Ramirez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Rosso .... dolly grip
Thomas J. Ruffner .... dolly grip
Alfred E. Smithey .... key rigging grip
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip
Renee Treyball .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kieran Waugh .... electrician
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
Ian Pauly .... video assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maryellen Aviano .... extras casting coordinator
Jamie Sparer Roberts .... casting associate (as Jamie Sparer)
Summer Wesson .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Borman .... costumer (as Robin Borman-Wizan)
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Brooke C. Thatawat .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Stephanie M. Casey .... first assistant editor
Christopher Vagnino Gamby .... apprentice film editor
Bethany Orlemann .... second assistant editor (as Bethany Hyde Orlemann)
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Clayton Woodhull .... editorial production assistant
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Robb Boyd .... assistant music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Vincent Cirilli .... scoring
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Stephen Coleman .... conductor
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Chris Jacks .... musician
Joseph Magee .... production music mixer
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Rick Norman .... music re-mixer
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor: temp & source music
Dan Savant .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Silver .... music editor
Michael Simpson .... music producer (as Mike Simpson)
Michael Simpson .... music producer
Amanda Sobeck .... music coordinator
Nick South .... music editor
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Booker White .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Paul Barry .... assistant transportation
John Burnette .... driver
Reed Cohan .... driver: construction department
Marc Lebeaune .... driver
Tina Peterson .... driver
Tom Rebber .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Toni Atterbury .... unit publicist
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist
Braden Bowen .... production assistant
Jill Breitzman .... production assistant
Veronica Brooks .... assistant: Mark Waters
Laura Brown .... assistant location manager
Lisa Brown .... executive album producer
Brinton Bryan .... production assistant
Kristin Burr .... production executive
William Caploe .... assistant to cast
Sarah Clifford .... set production assistant
Sara Cline .... assistant to cast
Kim Crabb .... assistant location manager (as Kimberly A. Crabb)
Kelly Curtis .... assistant: Jamie Lee Curtis
Amir Derakh .... consultant: guitar
Karen Faust .... assistant accountant
Karen Glass .... production executive
Barbara Gogny .... studio teacher
Barbara Gutman .... production accountant
Traci Richelle Harrison .... stand-in: Ryan Malgarini
Marie Healy .... assistant location manager (as Marie E. Healy)
Jody Hummer .... location manager
Christoph Ischinger .... production assistant (as Christophe Ischinger)
Dave Kasubowski .... craft service (as David Alan Kasubowski)
Danai Katsufrakis .... assistant: Mario Iscovich
Erin Kaufman .... assistant production coordinator
Jamie Kemp .... chef
Justin King .... assistant to cast
Jason A. Kraus .... production assistant
Robert Lamkin .... chief caterer
Adria Later .... studio teacher
Sarah Oakley .... production assistant
Andrew Ortner .... production assistant
Gregory J. Pawlik Jr. .... production assistant
Jean Quay .... set medic (as Jean Quay R.N.)
Nancy S. Rand .... assistant accountant (as Nancy Rand)
Jeff Saville .... assistant to cast
William J. Schwartz .... stand-in
Scott Sellers .... post production accountant
Hunter Lee Soik .... set production assistant (as Hunter Lee)
Seve Spracklen .... first assistant accountant
Charline St. Charles .... production secretary
Chance P. Tassone .... craft service (as Chance Tassone)
Tara Tortorello .... assistant: Andrew Gunn
Scott L. Treger .... stand-in: Mark Harmon
Mike Trozzo .... production assistant
Josh Vener .... production assistant (as Joshua Vener)
Dannon Walters .... craft service
Cathy Waterman .... jewelry: Ms. Curtis
Amy Denning Winfrey .... payroll accountant (as Amy Winfrey)
Ellen Wolff .... production coordinator
Tim Ballou .... script clearance manager (uncredited)
Joe Grisaffi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mia Leist .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Wendy Pineda .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Wendy Pineda .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Katie Pruitt .... stand-in: Haley Hudson (uncredited)
Hayward Soo Hoo .... location manager (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Fortune Cookie" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language
97 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Annette Bening was originally slated to play Tess Coleman. She backed out shortly before filming and was replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the rehearsal dinner, when Tess and Anna switch back, you can hear Grandpa shout "Earthquake!" but in the camera shot you see him looking around and his lips are not moving.See more »
[first lines]
Tess:Honey, wake up.
Tess:Anna. Greet the day.
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79 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
What, me cry?, 16 November 2003
Author: WCBrown from Puyallup, WA

Look . . . I'm mainly into sci-fi, fantasy, action-thriller, and special effects movies (i.e. Matrix, LOTR, Identity, Star Wars, etc.) and generally try to avoid chic flicks and warm-fuzzy feel-good movies. After watching the current Freaky Friday starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan now I understand why.

See, I'm a guy, and guys don't cry, well, that's what we've been told. On top of that I'm 48 years old so I'd better have my maturity act together. So, what happened? Besides laughing my butt off at the truly funny scenes (my wife and I caught a few stares from other movie-goers), I had to strain every muscle in my body to keep from bawling like a, no, it can't be true .. . girl.

I might have to consult a therapist (Jamie Lee can certainly fill that role anytime) to understand why this movie had such a profound effect on my emotions. Maybe it's because my parents never really understood me (I certainly understand them now) or maybe it's because I have a couple daughters and I've rarely tried to put myself in their shoes. This movie accomplished that for me, big time . . . the ultimate exercise in empathy.

The interaction between mother and daughter was superbly acted and very believable especially with the switched roles. Moreover, the supporting characters, from the little brother, to the fiancé, to the grandfather, to even the detention monitor at the school were also outstanding and made this story a real winner.

I can honestly say that this is in my top 20 favorite movies of all time and I will most certainly buy the DVD when available. I can't believe I've been saying all this about a movie way out of my usual genre but here it is, in writing. Please watch this movie, and then tell me I'm not losing it. Enjoy!

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