During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.
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The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
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Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a brain-exchanging serum, and it switches their identities. This leads of course to extraordinary complications in school and at work, but also to insight in the problems and feelings of each other.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
According to producer Brian Grazer, the picture worked because it is a "character comedy that examines how tough it is to be a dad and how tough it is to be a kid. Everybody relates to those things, but everyone also takes them for granted". Like Splash (1984) and Night Shift (1982), Grazer pointed out that there is a moral theme within the "fun" of the movie: "In Night Shift (1982), it was about friendship, in Splash (1984), it was about love, and in Like Father Like Son (1987), it's about compassion and understanding". See more »
(Possibly deliberate.) The Hammonds' cat has a male name, "Seymour", but its patches of orange, black and white fur are hallmarks of a calico cat. Virtually all calico cats are female. See more »
Doctor Dudley Moore and his teenage son Kirk Cameron end up becoming each other in this terrible little film. A brain transference formula is the cause here. The typical misunderstandings and forced-comedic situations then occur. Moore continued to struggle with roles after his crowning achievement in "Arthur" six years earlier. Cameron, thought to be the biggest star of television's "Growing Pains", was trying to become a bankable movie star. That plan fell flat as well. 2 stars out of 5.
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