Trivia / Freaky Friday

General

  • Adaptation Sequence:
    • Children's novel > Movie (1976) > Movie (1995) > Movie (2003).
    • Also: Children's novel > Sequel > TV show

1976 Version

  • Follow the Leader: This film inspired a lot of other body switch stories in the 80s.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Dear god, is this movie from the '70s. Most obvious these days is the casual smoking, even around kids.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Jodie Foster was originally going to be cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars at a point where George Lucas wanted to make the character significantly younger. Then it was discovered she was still under contract to Disney. Although there may have been a way to break the contract, Foster's mother decided to honour it and she starred in this film instead.
    • Jodie Foster also learned how to water ski, training for three days, only to discover that the relevant scenes would be performed in front of green screen - and professionals were to be used as stunt doubles in long shots.

1995 Version

2003 Version

See Trivia.Freaky Friday 2003
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