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Switch (1991)

R | | Comedy, Fantasy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Amanda Brooks
Jimmy Smits ... Walter Stone
JoBeth Williams ... Margo Brofman
Lorraine Bracco ... Sheila Faxton
Tony Roberts ... Arnold Freidkin
Perry King ... Steve Brooks
Bruce Payne ... The Devil (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
Lysette Anthony ... Liz
Victoria Mahoney ... Felicia
Basil Hoffman ... Higgins
Catherine Keener ... Steve's Secretary
Kevin Kilner ... Dan Jones
David Wohl ... Attorney Caldwell
James Harper ... Lt. Laster
John Lafayette ... Sgt. Phillips
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Storyline

Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to earth in the body of a woman so that he can see how women are treated by men like the one he once was. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Steve and Walter used to have a preference for blondes. Then Steve was murdered... and came back as one. Will being a woman make him a better man?

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Téa Leoni's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Amanda punches Walter, the sound comes before the hit. See more »

Quotes

Margo Brofman: Good morning.
Amanda Brooks: What's so fucking good about it?
Margo Brofman: You're in a great mood. What's the matter? Got your period?
Amanda Brooks: I should be so fucking lucky.
Margo Brofman: Yeah? What happened?
Amanda Brooks: [lights a cigar] It's a long story.
Margo Brofman: Just give me the punchline.
Amanda Brooks: [puffs] I lost my virginity.
Margo Brofman: Obviously without your consent.
Amanda Brooks: I passed out; I don't remember anything.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Dobol dribol (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream After Dream
Written by David Dixon & Michael Szumowski
Performed by Indecent Obsession
Produced by Michael Szumowski
Published by MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP) & Melodian Records Pty. Ltd.
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Cute
15 October 2000 | by matorySee all my reviews

I remember watching this as a kid and loving it; maybe childhood nostalgia colors my opinion, but it's still a guilty pleasure favorite. Ellen Barkin pulls in a funny, realistic performance as a man out of his element, JoBeth Williams is deliciously trashy, but the film's greatest saving grace is Jimmy Smits as the one sweet, mature, sensitive guy.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Switch See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,770,991, 12 May 1991

Gross USA:

$15,545,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,545,943
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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