Plot & Details
A magical jeweled skull makes the wish of 11-year-old Charlie (Fred Savage) come true in this routine but entertaining situation comedy. Charlie wishes he can switch places with his father Marshall (Judge Reinhold), a shallow junior executive of a toy-manufacturing company. Marshall retains his adult form but has the mind of an 11 year old. Charlie still looks 11 but has all the cynical wisdom and experience of his father. The switch provides for many amusing episodes, as father and son try to cope in each other's worlds. Marshall (as Charlie) goes to school while Charlie (as Marshall) tackles the pressures of the corporate boardroom. The performances of Reinhold and Savage are the highlights of this amusing comedy.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Fantasy
- Run Time: 97min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/11/1988
- DVD Release Date: 04/27/2004
- Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures
- Director(s): Brian Gilbert
- Starring: Judge Reinhold , Fred Savage , Corinne Bohrer , Swoosie Kurtz , David Proval
- Themes: Trading Bodies,Fathers and Sons,Wishes Come True,Managing Parental Relationships [k]
- Tone: Easygoing,Light,Goofy,Humorous,Silly
- Keywords: father, skull, son, understanding, workaholic, family, identity-switch, role-switching, self-discovery
- Country of Origin: USA (03-11-1988)
- Language: English