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Like Father Like Son (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 2 October 1987 (USA)
A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Jack Hammond / Chris Hammond
... Chris Hammond / Dr. Jack Hammond
... Ginnie Armbruster
... Dr. Amy Larkin
... Dr. Larry Armbruster
... Clarence / Trigger
... Lori Beaumont
Micah Grant ... Rick Anderson, Lori's Boyfriend
Bill Morrison ... Trigger's Uncle Earl
Skeeter Vaughan ... Medicine Man
... Navajo Helper
Tami David ... Navajo Girl
... Phyllis, Hammonds' Housekeeper
... Dr. Roger Hartwood
... Dr. Mike O'Donald
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Storyline

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>

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Chris and his dad have accidentally changed bodies - but no big deal. Chris gets the Jag and the Gold Card. Dad gets the fake ID and the bio final.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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2 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De tal padre tal hijo  »

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$34,377,585
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Trivia

Fitting to the title of the film; Sean Astin (who played Kirk Cameron's friend) is the son of John Astin, who played Jodie Foster's father in the original Freaky Friday, a previous parent-child mind-swap comedy. See more »

Goofs

When Chris (Dr. Hammond) is delivering the baby, he picks it up immediately after the birth to reveal that the umbilical cord has already healed, and the baby is perfectly clean and dry. See more »

Quotes

Trigger: The name's Trigger, as in "horse," as in "hung like."
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Edited into Left Behind: Like Son (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Written by Nick Feldman, Jack Hues and Péter Wolf
Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The First...and Worst.
17 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON was the first of many mind-swapping comedies. This one stars Dudley Moore and `Growing Pains' star Kirk Cameron as father and son who switch bodies after Moore accidentally drinks from a strange Indian potion. For a first timer, this one is absolutely pathetic. Cameron is an okay actor, but he ain't box-office material, and Moore is as wasted as ever and the humor isn't there. Even the concert sequence is dreary. Thankfully, the many imitations that followed fared somewhat better, the best one being BIG. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON is the worst, with a pointless story and all those cliches that turkeys like this are made of. Sleazy and stupid.

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