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A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writers:

Edwin Davis (novel) (as Ed Davis), Henry Olek (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Roger Cobb
Lily Tomlin ... Edwina Cutwater
Victoria Tennant ... Terry Hoskins
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Peggy Schuyler (as Madolyn Smith)
Richard Libertini ... Prahka Lasa
Dana Elcar ... Burton Schuyler
Jason Bernard ... Tyrone Wattell
Selma Diamond ... Margo
Eric Christmas ... Fred Hoskins
Gailard Sartain ... Fulton Norris
Neva Patterson ... Gretchen
Michael Ensign ... Mr. Mifflin
Peggy Feury Peggy Feury ... Dr. Betty Ahrens
Nan Martin ... Divorce Lawyer
Basil Hoffman ... Court Clerk
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Storyline

Roger is called in to change the will of an aging millionairess. She has made arrangements for her soul to be 'captured' and transferred into the body of a younger girl. After an argument about the will, the millionairess dies, but her spirit somehow lands in Rogers body... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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soul | lawyer | swami | virgin | body swap | See All (35) »

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The funniest movie since TOOTSIE [Australia Theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Min bedre halvdel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,803,848, 23 September 1984

Gross USA:

$36,403,064
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was part of a mid-late 1980s Hollywood cycle of body swap / body switch comedies which also included Vice Versa (1988), 18 Again! (1988) and Like Father Like Son (1987) and Big (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Edwina (through Roger) declares that Terry needs a spanking and she happily consents, her derriere is already red from previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Burton Schuyler: Are you strong enough to continue?
Edwina Cutwater: What? Oh, I'm fine. Really. I'm fine. Tell them.
Dr. Betty Ahrens: She could drop dead any minute...
Edwina Cutwater: Don't mind her. She is only trying to make me feel good.
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Alternate Versions

ABC edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »


Soundtracks

Didn't He Ramble
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Performed by Teddy Edwards and his New Orleans Dixieland Band
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If you don't like laughing don't see this movie.
6 March 2002 | by sdpapaSee all my reviews

I've seen this film time and time again... can never stop laughing. The plot does stretch it a bit but... who cares? 1 of the 3 best comedies I've seen in my life. If you enjoyed this film try 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' with Steve Martin and Michael Cain.

Be warned, if you don't have a sense of humour don't even think of watching this film, but, on the other hand you do there is nothing like watching Steve Martin in the court room taken over by the other half inside him {who happens to be a woman - Lilly Thomlin}. You'll keel over and, literally, cry from laughter. And if you'd like to pee yourself altogether the scene in the men's room when he's trying to take a leak, and he happens to be right handed, and his right side is the woman's side will, without a doubt, do the trick!

Long live slapstick humour. Steve Martin is a genius at making us laugh. A bit of a modern day Jerry Louis and then some.


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