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Switch (1991)

R | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Amanda Brooks
Jimmy Smits ... Walter Stone
JoBeth Williams ... Margo Brofman
Lorraine Bracco ... Sheila Faxton
Tony Roberts ... Arnold Freidkin
Perry King ... Steve Brooks
Bruce Payne ... The Devil (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
Lysette Anthony ... Liz
Victoria Mahoney ... Felicia
Basil Hoffman ... Higgins
Catherine Keener ... Steve's Secretary
Kevin Kilner ... Dan Jones
David Wohl ... Attorney Caldwell
James Harper ... Lt. Laster
John Lafayette ... Sgt. Phillips
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Storyline

Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to earth in the body of a woman so that he can see how women are treated by men like the one he once was. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Steve and Walter used to have a preference for blondes. Then Steve was murdered... and came back as one. Will being a woman make him a better man?

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Switch See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,545,943
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A seduction scene between Ellen Barkin and Lorraine Bracco was excised after poor reactions in test screenings. See more »

Goofs

When Margo fires her revolver at Steve, there are no rounds loaded in the gun. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Brooks: You know, being a woman, it's not half bad. It's being both that is the bitch.
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Connections

Remade as Mr Ya Miss (2005) See more »

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Are You Listenin' Lucky!
Written, Produced and Performed by Joe Ely
Published by CRGI Music Inc./Eiffel Tower Music (BMI)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Blake Edwards rocks! this time anyway
21 July 2011 | by pikappbhSee all my reviews

I LOVE this movie. I'm a strange person though, so it makes sense this is one of the greatest movies no ones ever seen. Blake Edwards characters are made more vibrant by combining a cynicism and lust for life that makes his brilliant dialog both poignant and very funny. Like the current backwash of stupid funny, or anything with Seth Rogen? Forget I mentioned Switch at all, its not for you. Like witty adult comedies that went by the boards? Check out Pyrates{1991}. 10 lines huh? OK. I didn't know much about Ellen Barkin before this movie but, it seems comedy was not her forte. WOW. Talk about missing your calling.She is a scream. Smitts was a hot property at the time and was OK but maybe a little bit of a lightweight in this. JoBeth was killer (no pun intended) funny. Im done now.


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