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* GenreSavvy: At the end, as they prepare to reverse the swap, Charlie (as an adult) instructs his child-sized father to remove his [=PJs=] to prevent them being shredded to bits in the ensuing transformation.

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* GenreSavvy: At the end, as they prepare to reverse the swap, Charlie (as an adult) instructs his child-sized father to remove his [=PJs=] to prevent them being [[ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing shredded to bits in the ensuing transformation.transformation]].


1988 body swap comedy featuring Creator/JudgeReinhold and Creator/FredSavage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive Marshall Seymour (played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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[[caption-width-right:253:The comedy about not acting your age.]]
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1988 body swap comedy featuring Creator/JudgeReinhold and Creator/FredSavage. It revolves around a thirty-ish thirty-something department store executive Marshall Seymour (played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled jeweled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.


1988 body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive Marshall Seymour (played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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1988 body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold Creator/JudgeReinhold and Fred Savage.Creator/FredSavage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive Marshall Seymour (played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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* TransferredTransformation: Notably the father and son shapeshift into eachother rather than swapping bodies.


1988 body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall Seymour, played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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1988 body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall Seymour, played Marshall Seymour (played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.


Based on a novel of the same name by F. Antsey. It is the fourth screen adaptation, with other previous adaptations released in the UK in 1916, 1937, and 1948.

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Based on [[Literature/ViceVersa a novel of the same name name]] by F. Antsey. It is the fourth screen adaptation, with other previous adaptations released in the UK in 1916, 1937, [[Film/ViceVersa1916 1916]], [[Film/ViceVersa1937 1937]], and 1948.[[Film/ViceVersa1948 1948]].


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Body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall Seymour, played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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Body 1988 body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall Seymour, played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.


* FountainOfYouth: 6'2" father Marshall is reduced to a small-for-his age preteen.

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* FountainOfYouth: 6'2" father Marshall is reduced to a small-for-his age preteen.preteen, taking on the form of his son Charlie.



* OvernightAgeUp: Wide eyed preteen Charlie has to deal with the corporate world.

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* OvernightAgeUp: Wide eyed Wide-eyed preteen Charlie has to deal with the corporate world.world in the body of Marshall.


Based on a novel of the same name by F. Antsey.

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Based on a novel of the same name by F. Antsey. It is the fourth screen adaptation, with other previous adaptations released in the UK in 1916, 1937, and 1948.


Body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall, played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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Body swap comedy featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall, (Marshall Seymour, played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.


Body swap comedy revolving around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall) and his pre-teen son Charlie. Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.

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Body swap comedy revolving featuring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It revolves around a thirty-ish department store executive (Marshall) (Marshall, played by Reinhold) and his pre-teen son Charlie.Charlie (played by Savage). Mixes this with a caper/MacGuffin plot involving a mysterious jewelled skull which Marshall accidentally acquires, and which is now being hunted by two crooks. The two plots are joined because when two people touch the skull and say the right words, it can make people grow up, shrink or change sexes to resemble each other.



* MistakenForPrankCall: When Judge Reinhold's character races to answer the pay phone that one of the kidnappers is calling to, he is breathing so hard on his end for about less than a minute that the female kidnapper thinks it's a pervert on the phone until Judge's character reveals who he is.

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* MistakenForPrankCall: When Judge Reinhold's character Charlie-as-Marshall races to answer the pay phone that one of the kidnappers is calling to, he is breathing so hard on his end for about less than a minute that the female kidnapper thinks it's a pervert on the phone until Judge's character Charlie-as-Marshall reveals who he is.

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* MistakenForPrankCall: When Judge Reinhold's character races to answer the pay phone that one of the kidnappers is calling to, he is breathing so hard on his end for about less than a minute that the female kidnapper thinks it's a pervert on the phone until Judge's character reveals who he is.


* GenreSavvy: At the end, as they prepare to reverse the swap, Charlie (as an adult) instructs his child-sized father to remove his PJs to prevent them being shredded to bits in the ensuing transformation.

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* GenreSavvy: At the end, as they prepare to reverse the swap, Charlie (as an adult) instructs his child-sized father to remove his PJs [=PJs=] to prevent them being shredded to bits in the ensuing transformation.


* XMeetsY: ''Film/FreakyFriday'' meets ''Film/{{Big}}''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Film/FreakyFriday'' meets ''Film/{{Big}}''.

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