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Vice Versa (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | 11 March 1988 (USA)
During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

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Brian Gilbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Marshall
Fred Savage ... Charlie
Corinne Bohrer ... Sam
Swoosie Kurtz ... Tina
Jane Kaczmarek ... Robyn
David Proval ... Turk
William Prince ... Avery
Gloria Gifford ... Marcie
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ... Mrs. Luttrell
Harry S. Murphy ... Larry (as Harry Murphy)
Kevin O'Rourke ... Brad
Richard Kind ... Floyd
Charles Lucia ... Cliff (as Chip Lucia)
Ajay Naidu ... Dale
Raymond Rosario Raymond Rosario ... Dooley
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Storyline

On returning from a buying trip abroad for the department store in which he works, Marshall finds he is in possession of a strange ornamental skull. Marshall is divorced and is looking after his son Charlie for a few days. The skull has special powers, and when Marshall and Charlie simultaneously wish they were each others age, father and son exchange bodies. Now Charlie has to go to work, and Marshall to school. Charlie also has to deal with Marshall's girlfriend. If that weren't enough a pair of smugglers are in pursuit of the skull. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The comedy about not acting your age. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vice Versa See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,050,779, 13 March 1988

Gross USA:

$13,664,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,664,060
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There have been four television versions of Thomas Anstey Guthrie's "Vice Versa (1882) novel. They are: Vice Versa (1937), Vice Versa (1953), Vice Versa (1961), and Vice Versa (1981). See more »

Goofs

As the police in the car start to chase Charlie and Marshall on their own police bike, the driver pulls up the CB mic twice to call in for backup. See more »

Quotes

Hockey Coach: [to his ice-hockey team] Can someone tell me what's going on here? Am I in the wrong place, or are these the auditions for the Ice Capades? In the locker room, in the classroom, you guys may be buddies. Out here, all I want to see is hate!
Charlie: [to one of this teammates, about that coach] The city pays this man to shape young minds?
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Connections

Version of Vice Versa (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Vice Versa
Written by Mick Zane, Mark Behn and Paul Sabu
Performed by Malice
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Good as a kid, great as an adult.
28 November 2013 | by mazdaprobegtSee all my reviews

I vaguely remember enjoying this film as a child. Watching it a 2nd time now as a middle-aged man sheds a whole new light on this outstanding piece of work. There are parts that I'm sure I didn't find humorous back then that were absolutely hysterical this time around. Very subtle adult themes that went over my head now struck me as very clever.

I'm very happy to have stumbled upon this movie again. I highly recommend this film, especially to those that remember viewing it back in the 80's. I've found it to be more enjoyable than Big or any of the other body swap movies of that time.


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