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18 Again! (1988)

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By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Burns ... Jack Watson / David Watson
Charlie Schlatter ... David Watson / Jack Watson
Tony Roberts ... Arnie Watson
Anita Morris ... Madeline
Miriam Flynn ... Betty Watson
Jennifer Runyon ... Robin Morrison
Red Buttons ... Charlie
George DiCenzo ... Coach
Bernard Fox ... Horton
Kenneth Tigar ... Professor Swivet
Anthony Starke ... Russ
Pauly Shore ... Barrett
Emory Bass Emory Bass ... Art Teacher
Josh Devane Josh Devane ... J.P. (as Joshua Devane)
Benny Baker ... Red
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Storyline

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts in David's life, who he finds not to be self-confident enough. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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George Burns is Jack Watson. He always wanted to be [18 Again!] - He got his wish. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eighteen Again! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,475,645, 10 April 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,567,099
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In George Burns' last starring role, he played an eighty-one-year-old when he was ninety-one. See more »

Goofs

David (with Jack's soul) and Charlie, pushing Jack's gurney around the hospital corridors, are pursued by seemingly half the hospital's personnel. When they crash through the chapel window and land in the chapel, no hospital workers come in after them, although the scene lasts for several minutes. See more »

Quotes

David Watson: I don't want to hit a lady, Horton, but I wouldn't mind hitting her.
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Connections

Referenced in Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
Performed by The Dickies
Written by Stan Lee and Chuck Wagon
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A fun and entertaining comedy!
30 August 2001 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

In this delightful fantasy comedy, George Burns plays a 81-year-old bachelor who smokes a lot of cigars. After an involving his grandson, David [Charlie Schlatter] his soul ends up in Charlie's body and Charlie's soul ends up in his body. That is when things start to get a little weird which is one of the many problems I had with this movie. Though a lot a things about this movie annoy and bother, it is pretty funny. George Burns provides loads of laughs in some really fun scenes and Charlie Schlatter makes this movie extremely entertaining. Pauly Shore has a little, but great part as one David's friends. The supporting cast is excellent, the music is fantastic, the movie was shot beautifully, and out of all the other body-switching comedies, this one is by far the best. Compare this to the Corey Haim and Corey Feldman body-switching comedy, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM and 18 AGAIN! looks like a masterpeace. This is actually one of the funniest comedies of the 1980's. I'm surprised that it isn't very popular. It's probably because it is hard to find. I had to go to four different video stores before I could find this, but it was well worth it!!!


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