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Freaky Friday (1995)

Annabelle and Ellen both have a hard time getting along with each other. One day on Friday the 13th. They both wear the magical necklaces that switches both of their bodies for a day.


Melanie Mayron


Mary Rodgers (book), Mary Rodgers (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelley Long ... Ellen Andrews
Gaby Hoffmann ... Annabelle Andrews
Catlin Adams ... Dana 'Dinky' Barb
Sandra Bernhard ... Frieda Debny
Andrew Bilgore ... Mr. Sweet
Eileen Brennan ... Principal Handel
Drew Carey ... Stan Horner
Carol Kane ... Leanne Futterman
Kevin Krakower Kevin Krakower ... Herbie
Taylor Negron ... Cary
Alan Rosenberg ... Bill Davidson
Katherine Cortez ... Mrs. Tarr
Joe Costanza Joe Costanza ... Construction Worker
E.J. De la Pena E.J. De la Pena ... Bully Kid (as E.J. De La Pena)
Mandy Douglas Mandy Douglas ... Ninth Grader


Annabelle and Ellen both have a hard time getting along with each other. One day on Friday the 13th. They both wear the magical necklaces that switches both of their bodies for a day.

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When mother and daughter switch places, it's the freakiest day of the year!


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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This is the only Freaky Friday movie where Marc McClure who played as Boris Harris, is absent from the movie. See more »


Ellen Andrews: Ben, Annabelle injecting us swim practice at this school. So Court's mother will pick you up.
Ben Andrews: Mrs Andrews you're driving us past the bus stop.
[Ellen stops the car]
Annabelle Andrews: Oh, Are we ever going to have a normal morning?
Ben Andrews: Maybe when Dad moves back.
Annabelle Andrews: They've been divorced for 2 years you nerd. Aren't you ever going to get it through your thick skull that's he's not coming back?
[Annabelle and Ben both gets out of the car]
Ellen Andrews: So I guess compassion and sensitivity aren't part of the vocabulary list yet?
Annabelle Andrews: Nope. Too many...
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Not Quite Freaky
15 August 2000 | by ALS1See all my reviews

I had the opportunity of seeing the original version of this movie when I was in third grade. Believe it or not, this was the first movie that I ever saw Jodie Foster in--not "Taxi Driver" (considering that I was 9, that was probably a good thing).

This was not a bad movie, and it wasn't intended to be identical to the original, but the peripheral characters in this version fell flat. Sandra Bernhard was stifled--not very funny at all, just kind of stuffy and bitchy. And I was expecting a spunky "tomboy" Annabelle like Jodie Foster's, not the subdued, frustrated suburban teenager that Gaby Hoffman played (although that's actually closer to Mary Rodgers' novel). And NOBODY could play Mrs. Andrews like Barbara Harris. The sight of her waterskiing in a velvet evening dress with her false eyelashes coming off was just too priceless!

One thing I DID like about this version, though: the red convertible VW bug that Shelley Long drives is identical to the one that Barbara Harris drove in the original! I was so afraid we'd be seeing a BMW or some other yuppie wussy-wagon. Thank God for SOME tradition!

In short, don't watch the original version before you see this one. Let this one stand on its own first. It isn't made to be compared, but it's inevitable that you will compare it.

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Release Date:

6 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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