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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.

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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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Trivia

Dudley Moore portrayed a doctor character in Lovesick (1983) (a psychiatrist), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) (Dr. Watson), and in Like Father Like Son (1987) (a surgeon). See more »

Goofs

(Possibly deliberate.) The Hammonds' cat has a male name, "Seymour", but its patches of orange, black and white fur are hallmarks of a calico cat. Virtually all calico cats are female. See more »

Quotes

Trigger: The name's Trigger, as in "horse," as in "hung like."
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Connections

Edited into Left Behind: Like Son (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

All in the Name
Written by Vince Neil (uncredited) and Nikki Sixx (uncredited)
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Closes the "generation gap"
14 April 2001 | by Cal-16See all my reviews

The way I see it, this story gave each of the two groups (teenaged students and middle-aged professional people) a better understanding of the trials and tribulations the other experiences on a daily basis. As kids, we think our parents' lives are easy, and as adults, we tend to forget the pressures experienced by highschoolers. I enjoyed this film, and hope others will, too.


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