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A Saintly Switch 

Although this is a high-concept comedy, the basic theme deals with very important and timely issues, a family in trouble, sex roles in modern society and the frustration and ... See full summary »

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Peter Bogdanovich
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vivica A. Fox ... Sara Anderson
David Alan Grier ... Dan Anderson
Al Waxman ... Coach Beasily
Scott Cumberbatch Scott Cumberbatch ... Clarke (as Scott Owen Cumberbatch)
Shadia Simmons ... Annette Anderson
David Keeley ... Otis
Rue McClanahan ... Aunt Fanny
Frank Welker ... Voltaire (voice)
Louise Stratten ... Kimberly (as Louise Straten)
Mark Lutz ... Morton Wagner
Jeffrey Knight ... Howard
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Coach Barker
John Boylan John Boylan ... Principal Wilby
Joe Sabatino ... Davenport
Alex Campbell Alex Campbell ... Billy
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Although this is a high-concept comedy, the basic theme deals with very important and timely issues, a family in trouble, sex roles in modern society and the frustration and misunderstandings between men and women. The story is about a married couple (he is an aging NFL quarterback at the end of his career) with children on the verge of divorce. Their imminent divorce, like many, is due to their mutual lack of respect and compassion for each other and the effect it has on their children. When the family makes a traumatic move to New Orleans they move into an old, Victorian home. There, in the attic, the children think they have found the "magic" to solve their parent's problems. The children accidentally manage to switch the souls of their parents. Now the wife must face the perils of the lockeroom and pressures as family breadwinner and the husband must face pregnancy and bond with his children. Newfound respect and appreciation is gained as the couple finally find out what it's like... Written by Sally Hampton <SallyH499@aol.com>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Your Shoes See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Vivica A. Fox got this role shortly after "Why do fools fall in love" was released. "Why do fools fall in love was released on August 28, 1998. "A saintly switch" was released January 24, 1999. See more »

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deals in light way with serious marital issues
14 September 2000 | by bhampto1See all my reviews

Great fun! A parable of the modern family, its trials and tribulations! Deals very humorously with serious challenge of developing good communication and mutual understanding in a marriage and family. Also deals well with some gender stereotyping that is all too common especially in the sports world.


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