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* XtremeKoolLetterz: The name of the film and the corporation that performs mind swaps.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: The name of the film and the corporation that performs mind swaps.swaps.
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* BadFuture: While not much is shown, we do know that Indianapolis is radioactive for some reason and that there's a curfew in effect. There's also a law that would prefer that a person die rather than risk psychological trauma from swapping too many times.

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* BadFuture: While not much is shown, we do know that Indianapolis is radioactive for some reason (there are no nuclear power plants in Indiana) and that there's a curfew in effect. There's also a law that would prefer that a person die rather than risk psychological trauma from swapping too many times.


''[=Xchange=]'' is a 2000 Canadian sci-fi thriller, (possibly) loosely based on Creator/RobertShechley's novel ''Literature/{{Mindswap}}''.

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''[=Xchange=]'' is a 2000 Canadian sci-fi thriller, (possibly) loosely based on Creator/RobertShechley's Creator/RobertSheckley's novel ''Literature/{{Mindswap}}''.


* CloningBlues: Short-lived clones are used for temp workers. Since they tend to do manual labor (e.g. construction), they're pretty strong. A watch on their hand has a countdown to when the body goes into total organ failure.

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* CloningBlues: Short-lived clones are used for temp workers. Since they tend to do manual labor (e.g. construction), they're pretty strong. A watch on their hand has a countdown to when the body goes into [[CloneDegeneration total organ failure.failure]].

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The mind swap technology is only largely utilized by the rich for travel and ''[[MundaneUtility working out]]''. Short-term laborers can send their minds to a clone for manual labor anywhere in the country, even though it's not clear who pays for the "floating", which a construction worker isn't likely to make enough money to cover the cost (on the other hand, it does allow the infirm to continue working). An underground fetish club is using an illegal swap device for sex.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: When Toffler keeps evading [=Xchange=]'s people, the company's CEO Alison De Waay keeps threatening to transfer her assistant Walt Simons to the company's Indianapolis location. Apparently, Indianapolis has somehow become radioactive.


''[=XChange=]'' is a 2000 Canadian sci-fi thriller, (possibly) loosely based on Creator/RobertShechley's novel ''Literature/{{Mindswap}}''.

TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, new tech allows for people (usually business execs) to travel by swapping bodies with another person at their destination. The process is called "[=XChanging=]" (after the name of the company) or "floating".

Stuart Toffler is a "corpie", who is sent by his boss to attend the funeral of a murdered business partner via [=XChange=]. When it comes time to return to his own body, he learns that a criminal has absconded with his body. Worse: the body he's currently inhabiting actually belongs to yet another person, who wants it back. Toffler is offered the body of a temporary clone, who only live for a few days and are mostly used for temp menial labor. Unfortunately, the law forbids anyone from [=XChanging=] more than two times per week, which means that Toffler only has a few days to live. In desperation, he flees with his current body, but ends up having to swap for a clone body after all.

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''[=XChange=]'' ''[=Xchange=]'' is a 2000 Canadian sci-fi thriller, (possibly) loosely based on Creator/RobertShechley's novel ''Literature/{{Mindswap}}''.

TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, new tech allows for people (usually business execs) to travel by swapping bodies with another person at their destination. The process is called "[=XChanging=]" "[=Xchanging=]" (after the name of the company) or "floating".

Stuart Toffler is a "corpie", who is sent by his boss to attend the funeral of a murdered business partner via [=XChange=].[=Xchange=]. When it comes time to return to his own body, he learns that a criminal has absconded with his body. Worse: the body he's currently inhabiting actually belongs to yet another person, who wants it back. Toffler is offered the body of a temporary clone, who only live for a few days and are mostly used for temp menial labor. Unfortunately, the law forbids anyone from [=XChanging=] [=Xchanging=] more than two times per week, which means that Toffler only has a few days to live. In desperation, he flees with his current body, but ends up having to swap for a clone body after all.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Quayle Scott, who hired Fisk to kill his own father in order to take over the company. Alison De Waay, the CEO of [=XChange=] is also more concerned about the company's public image than with the life of one of her customers. Quayle and Alison also happen to be sleeping together.]]

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Quayle Scott, who hired Fisk to kill his own father in order to take over the company. Alison De Waay, the CEO of [=XChange=] [=Xchange=] is also more concerned about the company's public image than with the life of one of her customers. Quayle and Alison also happen to be sleeping together.]]



* FreakyFridayFlip: The [=XChange=] Corporation has developed a way to safely transfer minds between two bodies. The technology is mainly employed by "corpies" to travel (in the case of Toffler's boss, to swap with his personal trainer, so the boss can work, while the trainer can exercise the boss's body). A subculture also uses an illegal [=XChange=] device to swap bodies as a sex fetish. Apparently, it's perfectly legal to have sex, drink, and smoke in another person's body, despite the obvious potential consequences of these actions. There's probably a waiver they have to sign or something. All "floaters" are required to wear their personal RFID tags on their necks.
* GenderBender: The [=XChange=] Corporation generally discourages people from swapping with someone of opposite sex, but a certain fetish subculture uses an illegal swap machine to do it all the time in order to enjoy sex from the other side.

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* FreakyFridayFlip: The [=XChange=] [=Xchange=] Corporation has developed a way to safely transfer minds between two bodies. The technology is mainly employed by "corpies" to travel (in the case of Toffler's boss, to swap with his personal trainer, so the boss can work, while the trainer can exercise the boss's body). A subculture also uses an illegal [=XChange=] [=Xchange=] device to swap bodies as a sex fetish. Apparently, it's perfectly legal to have sex, drink, and smoke in another person's body, despite the obvious potential consequences of these actions. There's probably a waiver they have to sign or something. All "floaters" are required to wear their personal RFID tags on their necks.
* GenderBender: The [=XChange=] [=Xchange=] Corporation generally discourages people from swapping with someone of opposite sex, but a certain fetish subculture uses an illegal swap machine to do it all the time in order to enjoy sex from the other side.



* MsFanservice: The woman Toffler sleeps with in his second body, who is also "floating". He later meets her in her original (possibly) body and learns she's a "float" fetishist. Also Alison De Waay, the CEO of [=XChange=]. Both women are shown topless during their sex scenes.

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* MsFanservice: The woman Toffler sleeps with in his second body, who is also "floating". He later meets her in her original (possibly) body and learns she's a "float" fetishist. Also Alison De Waay, the CEO of [=XChange=].[=Xchange=]. Both women are shown topless during their sex scenes.


* SpottingTheThread: Inverted. Toffler figures out that [[spoiler:Quayle is working with Fisk]], when he remembers their first meeting, during which [[spoiler:Quayle]] seemed like he recognized him.

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* SpottingTheThread: Inverted. Toffler figures out that [[spoiler:Quayle is working with Fisk]], when he remembers their first meeting, during which [[spoiler:Quayle]] seemed like he recognized him.him.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: The name of the film and the corporation that performs mind swaps.

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''[=XChange=]'' is a 2000 Canadian sci-fi thriller, (possibly) loosely based on Creator/RobertShechley's novel ''Literature/{{Mindswap}}''.

TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, new tech allows for people (usually business execs) to travel by swapping bodies with another person at their destination. The process is called "[=XChanging=]" (after the name of the company) or "floating".

Stuart Toffler is a "corpie", who is sent by his boss to attend the funeral of a murdered business partner via [=XChange=]. When it comes time to return to his own body, he learns that a criminal has absconded with his body. Worse: the body he's currently inhabiting actually belongs to yet another person, who wants it back. Toffler is offered the body of a temporary clone, who only live for a few days and are mostly used for temp menial labor. Unfortunately, the law forbids anyone from [=XChanging=] more than two times per week, which means that Toffler only has a few days to live. In desperation, he flees with his current body, but ends up having to swap for a clone body after all.

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!!'''Tropes'''

* ActorSwap: Since the film involves body swapping, it's no wonder the same character can be played by multiple people. Toffler is played by Creator/KimCoates (original body), Creator/KyleMaclachlan (second body), and Stephen Baldwin (clone body). The [[ActingForTwo same actors]] also play Fisk, just in a different order.
* AttackDrone: Fisk is fond of using drones to perform the hits. They use personal RFID tags to lock on to their targets. [[spoiler:Toffler places his tag on Fisk's accomplice, who is killed by the drone's projectile.]]
* BadFuture: While not much is shown, we do know that Indianapolis is radioactive for some reason and that there's a curfew in effect. There's also a law that would prefer that a person die rather than risk psychological trauma from swapping too many times.
* BodySurf: Fisk is a criminal, who habitually steals bodies, so he can commit a crime and then disappear without a trace. We never learn what Fisk originally looked like.
* CloningBlues: Short-lived clones are used for temp workers. Since they tend to do manual labor (e.g. construction), they're pretty strong. A watch on their hand has a countdown to when the body goes into total organ failure.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Quayle Scott, who hired Fisk to kill his own father in order to take over the company. Alison De Waay, the CEO of [=XChange=] is also more concerned about the company's public image than with the life of one of her customers. Quayle and Alison also happen to be sleeping together.]]
* FilmOfTheBook: While this isn't stated anywhere officially, the basic premise is eerily similar to Creator/RobertSheckley's novel ''Literature/{{Mindswap}}'', although the novel takes place in the far future and involves the protagonist traveling to multiple planets by swapping into alien bodies, while chasing the body thief.
* {{Fingore}}: Toffler (in a clone body) accidentally loses a finger when Madeleine tries to use his [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monomolecular string]] to cut the ropes holding them together.
* FreakyFridayFlip: The [=XChange=] Corporation has developed a way to safely transfer minds between two bodies. The technology is mainly employed by "corpies" to travel (in the case of Toffler's boss, to swap with his personal trainer, so the boss can work, while the trainer can exercise the boss's body). A subculture also uses an illegal [=XChange=] device to swap bodies as a sex fetish. Apparently, it's perfectly legal to have sex, drink, and smoke in another person's body, despite the obvious potential consequences of these actions. There's probably a waiver they have to sign or something. All "floaters" are required to wear their personal RFID tags on their necks.
* GenderBender: The [=XChange=] Corporation generally discourages people from swapping with someone of opposite sex, but a certain fetish subculture uses an illegal swap machine to do it all the time in order to enjoy sex from the other side.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Quayle Scott ends up being killed by the same AttackDrone that Fisk used to kill his father on Quayle's order.]]
* LoveInterest: While at the funeral, Toffler meets his ex-girlfriend Madeleine Renard, who is a reporter and an anti-corporate crusader. He later seeks her out when he's on the run. They end up sleeping together, when he's in the body of a clone.
* MsFanservice: The woman Toffler sleeps with in his second body, who is also "floating". He later meets her in her original (possibly) body and learns she's a "float" fetishist. Also Alison De Waay, the CEO of [=XChange=]. Both women are shown topless during their sex scenes.
* OnlyOneName: Fisk's first name is never revealed.
* SharpenedToASingleAtom: There's a roll of monomolecular string in the corporate self-defense kit Toffler gets. When he and his LoveInterest are tied up, he has her reach into his pocket and use it to free them. She also ends up taking off one of his fingers, but he manages to avoid screaming (the clone body probably has a higher than normal pain tolerance).
* SpottingTheThread: Inverted. Toffler figures out that [[spoiler:Quayle is working with Fisk]], when he remembers their first meeting, during which [[spoiler:Quayle]] seemed like he recognized him.

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