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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 »

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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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Runtime:

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

"Amanda's" hair is back to its same length (and style) when Walter visits "her" in the psychiatric hospital as it was before "she" had the barber cut it. While "she" does say "she" has been there for five months, and apparently five or six months have transpired from the time of the trial, there is no way the hair would have grown from above the ears to down below the shoulders in six months - hair grows about 1/2 inch per month, so it would be about 3 inches longer than before. The hair should have only been slightly longer to show that amount of time has passed. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Brooks: Yo, Walt, checkout the headlights on the blonde. How'd you like to play "hide the salami" with that for about a week? Ugh, but not me Walt, you. What, you don't think that's a perfectly legitimate question?
Walter Stone: Coming from a guy, maybe.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Habits Are Hard To Break
Written by John Hiatt & Marshall Chapman
Performed by Ronnie Milsap
Produced by Ronnie Milsap & Rob Galbraith
Published by Whistling Moon Traveler Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A different twist on a cross-gender storyline.
18 November 1998 | by RhydarrSee all my reviews

An amusing film where a sexist man is killed by one of his girlfriends, and sent back to earth to live in a woman's body. He must find a woman who loves him in order to make it into Heaven. Great performance by Ellen Barkin.


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