A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Mary Rodgers (screenplay), Mary Rodgers (book)
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Harris ... Mrs. Andrews
Jodie Foster ... Annabel
John Astin ... Mr. Andrews
Patsy Kelly ... Mrs. Schmauss
Dick Van Patten ... Harold Jennings
Vicki Schreck Vicki Schreck ... Virginia
Sorrell Booke ... Mr. Dilk
Alan Oppenheimer ... Mr. Joffert
Ruth Buzzi ... Opposing Coach
Kaye Ballard ... Coach Betsy
Marc McClure ... Boris Harris
Marie Windsor ... Mrs. Murphy
Sparky Marcus Sparky Marcus ... Ben Andrews
Ceil Cabot Ceil Cabot ... Miss McGuirk
Brooke Mills Brooke Mills ... Mrs. Gibbons
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Storyline

Schoolgirl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They each think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, each complain about the other and wish she could have the easy life of her daughter/mother for just one day and their wishes come true as a bit of magic puts Annabel in Mrs. Andrews' body and vice versa. They each have a Freaky Friday. Written by David A Sparling <d.a.sparling@bradford.ac.uk>

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Annabel isn't herself today - neither is her mother this morning. They became each other! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On the DVD bonus extra, Jodie Foster said that this film was a transition film for her from being a child actor to an adult actor. See more »

Goofs

When Annabel pour the pennies from her sock on the bus, they land behind her. After she crawls down to get the pennies from the walkway and stands back up, the pennies behind her are gone. See more »

Quotes

Annabel: Sounds like a picnic to me.
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Connections

Referenced in Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Counting Stars vs. Demons (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thunderer
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
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Good family fun
10 May 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

FREAKY FRIDAY was one of several vehicles Disney crafted for future star Jodie Foster, when the precocious teen actress was under that company's tutelage. Her adult demeanor serves her well, playing a thirteen year old inhabited by her mother's personality. The real joy in this slapsticky farce is Barbara Harris, whose brand of humor is gainfully employed as the irrepressible Annabelle, stuck in her mother's body. This and FAMILY PLOT are probably Harris' most readily available films. Too bad Harris didn't make more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaky Friday See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,942,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,942,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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