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Like Father Like Son (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 2 October 1987 (USA)
A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writers:

Lorne Cameron (story by), Lorne Cameron (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Dr. Jack Hammond / Chris Hammond
Kirk Cameron ... Chris Hammond / Dr. Jack Hammond
Margaret Colin ... Ginnie Armbruster
Catherine Hicks ... Dr. Amy Larkin
Patrick O'Neal ... Dr. Armbruster
Sean Astin ... Trigger
Camille Cooper ... Lori Beaumont
Micah Grant Micah Grant ... Rick Anderson
Bill Morrison Bill Morrison ... Uncle Earl
Skeeter Vaughan Skeeter Vaughan ... Medicine Man
Larry Sellers ... Navajo Helper
Tami David Tami David ... Navajo Girl
Maxine Stuart ... Phyllis
David Wohl ... Dr. Roger Hartwood
Michael Horton ... Dr. Mike O'Donald
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Storyline

Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a brain-exchanging serum, and it switches their identities. This leads of course to extraordinary complications in school and at work, but also to insight in the problems and feelings of each other. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Chris and his dad have accidentally changed bodies - but no big deal. Chris gets the Jag and the Gold Card. Dad gets the fake ID and the bio final.

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De tal padre tal hijo See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$34,377,585
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Star Kirk Cameron and co-screenwriter Lorne Cameron, who both share the same "Cameron" last name, were not related. See more »

Goofs

Multiple members of the crew are reflected off the glazed pictures on the wall when the cleaning lady comes to tell Dudley Moore he is going out for groceries. See more »

Quotes

Trigger: [Finding out that Jack and Chris have switched places] I do *not* fucking believe this!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Like Father, Like Clown (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

It Comes to Me Naturally
Written by Al Anderson (uncredited)
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Not a bad way to pass the afternoon
19 January 2002 | by boldlygoingnowhereSee all my reviews

Well, if you've got an Sunday afternoon with nothing else to do, this is the movie for you. It's neither intellictually stimulating, nor is it hilariously funny, but it's one of those guilty pleasure movies. You don't know why you watch it, because you've already seen it before and it wasn't that hot of a movie, but you can't help but sit and watch it until the credits roll. It is neither the best nor the worst parent/child switching places movie ever.


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