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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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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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His mind was 81. His body was 18. When Jack Watson found his fountain of youth, it overflowed with comedy. 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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a late 1980s mini-cycle of age-swap / body-swap pictures. The movies included Big (1988), 18 Again! (1988), Vice Versa (1988), Dream a Little Dream (1989), and Like Father Like Son (1987). 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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By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Written by Gus Edwards & Edward Madden
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The same old formula, "Again!"
9 November 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

The '80s was a good time for this kind of movie. Obviously.

Not only was there "18 Again!", but there was "Big", "Like Father, Like Son" and "Vice Versa", all with the same basic idea - regaining lost youth. And in comparison with the others, this falls sorta mid-way.

Burns, as always, is great and in fine form. Schlatter does a great Burns imitation in his early scenes especially. Runyon plays basically the same character she did in "Up the Creek" an just about every other part she'd played in movies before this. But she does okay. Morris, slinky and sultry as ever, doesn't disappoint. Everyone else just kind of hangs back and lets the story take care of itself. But that's okay; it does.

Let's face it: you can only say good in a movie where Pauly Shore play a halfway tolerable person.

Seven stars. Watch "18 Again!" and if you have before, do it "Again!"!


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