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Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

Gary Nelson (1976)

U Certificate


Our Score
This 1970s body-swap movie was a precursor to the manic 1980s rash, which included Vice Versa and the blockbuster Big. It sank without trace, despite the effervescent performance of Jodie Foster, who switches places with her mother (Barbara Harris) for a day. It's one of those movies that starts at a brisk trot, lapses into walking pace and winds up running out of steam through sheer lack of gags. However, it's well worth catching for the sterling work of Foster and Harris.


A mother and her rebellious teenage daughter's simultaneous wishes to trade places results in them magically switching bodies for a day and gaining an unforgettable insight into each other's lives. Disney fantasy comedy, with Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, Patsy Kelly, John Astin, Charlene Tilton and Sorrell Booke.

Cast & Crew

Ellen Andrews Barbara Harris
Annabel Andrews Jodie Foster
Bill Andrews John Astin
Mrs Schmauss Patsy Kelly
Harold Jennings Dick Van Patten
Virginia Vicki Schreck
Mr Dilk Sorrell Booke
Mr Joffert Alan Oppenheimer
Coach Betsy Kaye Ballard
Opposing coach Ruth Buzzi
Boris Harris Marc McClure
Mrs Murphy Marie Windsor
Ben Andrews Sparky Marcus
Bambi Charlene Tilton
Director Gary Nelson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Childrens Drama

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