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Freaky Friday (1976)

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)

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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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Taglines:

A Wild New Screwball Comedy...With a Switch! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz verrückter Freitag See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,942,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actress Debra Winger tried out for the role of Annabel Andrews which in the end was cast with Jodie Foster. See more »

Goofs

As the fired maid does a wheelie in traffic, the long shot shows her rotation in one direction, but the close shot finds her spinning in the another. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Andrews (as Annabel): Could I trouble you for a dime, dear?
Virginia: [shocked] Could-I-trouble-you-for-a-dime-dear?
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Connections

Referenced in Haven: The Old Switcheroo: Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd like to be you for a day
Words and Music Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster (uncredited)
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User Reviews

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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