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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.

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amanda Brooks
... Walter Stone
... Margo Brofman
... Sheila Faxton
... Arnold Freidkin
... Steve Brooks
... The Devil (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
... Liz
... Felicia
... Higgins
... Steve's Secretary
... Dan Jones
... Attorney Caldwell
... Lt. Laster
... 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>

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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?

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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10 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Switch  »

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$15,545,943
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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

In the last scene, the CPR given by the doctor is just above the left of the navel. This is the incorrect place to do it. See more »

Quotes

Saleswoman: Cash or charge?
Amanda Brooks: Uh, what's the total there?
Saleswoman: Including cosmetics, perfume, and jewelry, it's $41,611.89.
Amanda Brooks: [to Margo] Huh, uh, how do you want to pay for that, Slick?
[giggles]
Amanda Brooks: She never lets me pay for a thing. If I tried, she'd probably shoot me, dump me in the river.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Dream After Dream
Written by David Dixon & Michael Szumowski
Performed by Indecent Obsession
Produced by Michael Szumowski
Published by MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP) & Melodian Records Pty. Ltd.
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Lots of laughs
8 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Woke up to this flick on Cinemax this morning. I didn't know what to expect, and I found myself laughing at the daffy, zany, madcap adventures of a guy in a woman's body.

Ellen Barkin gives a hilarious performance. The awkwardness off her transformation was humorous and realistic. She played off of her fellow actors with precision and flow. Playing the "tough" chick kept me in stitches.

The scene I laughed at the most was the bar fight, which got really over-the-top and out of hand. My laughter reached it's climax when Barkin jumped on the guy's back in the center of the bartender's station.

I usually grade a movie on entertainment value and this one gets a 10 out of 10 for the simple fact that it made me laugh out loud more than any other. (Okay, tied with Billy Madison). I rarely laugh at comedies more than twice a movie, so I'm recommending this movie to anyone who wants something to really laugh at.


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