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Vice Versa (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | 11 March 1988 (USA)
A divorced executive named Marshall and his 11-year-old son, Charlie, casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers Marshall's mind to Charlie's body and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

Director:

Brian Gilbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Marshall
Fred Savage ... Charlie
Corinne Bohrer ... Sam
Swoosie Kurtz ... Tina
Jane Kaczmarek ... Robyn
David Proval ... Turk
William Prince ... Avery
Gloria Gifford ... Marcie
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ... Mrs. Luttrell
Harry S. Murphy ... Larry (as Harry Murphy)
Kevin O'Rourke ... Brad
Richard Kind ... Floyd
Charles Lucia ... Cliff (as Chip Lucia)
Ajay Naidu ... Dale
Raymond Rosario Raymond Rosario ... Dooley
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Storyline

Upon returning from a buying trip abroad for the department store he works at, a divorced executive named Marshall finds he is in possession of a strange ornamental skull. He is looking after his 11-year-old son, Charlie, for a few days. The skull has special powers, and when Marshall and Charlie simultaneously wish they were each other's age, they switch bodies. Now Charlie has to go to work, and Marshall has go to school. Charlie also has to deal with Marshall's girlfriend, Sam. If that wasn't enough a pair of smugglers are in pursuit of the skull. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The Comedy For The Kid In All Of Us. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

There have been four television versions of Thomas Anstey Guthrie's "Vice Versa (1882) novel. They are: Vice Versa (1937), Vice Versa (1953), Vice Versa (1961), and Vice Versa (1981). See more »

Goofs

When Judge Reinhold is playing the video game on Atari, he is eventually interrupted by someone. He is then seen talking to this person, but in the background, you can clearly see the game continuing to play even though no one is operating the controller. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: How old are you dad?
Marshall: Younger than I used to be, kid.
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Connections

References Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Vice Versa
Written by Mick Zane, Mark Behn and Paul Sabu
Performed by Malice
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Good as a kid, great as an adult.
28 November 2013 | by mazdaprobegtSee all my reviews

I vaguely remember enjoying this film as a child. Watching it a 2nd time now as a middle-aged man sheds a whole new light on this outstanding piece of work. There are parts that I'm sure I didn't find humorous back then that were absolutely hysterical this time around. Very subtle adult themes that went over my head now struck me as very clever.

I'm very happy to have stumbled upon this movie again. I highly recommend this film, especially to those that remember viewing it back in the 80's. I've found it to be more enjoyable than Big or any of the other body swap movies of that time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vice Versa See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,050,779, 13 March 1988

Gross USA:

$13,664,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,664,060
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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