• Switch (1991)


Release Date: May 10th, 1991

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Steve Brooks (Perry King), a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. If not, Steve's soul will become the property of the devil (Bruce Martyn Payne). But the devil hedges his bet, and Steve is reincarnated as a woman named Amanda Brooks (Ellen Barkin).

Cast: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Roberts, Perry King, Bruce Payne, Lysette Anthony

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Beco Films

Keywords: 1990s, Quest, Love, Amusing, Hospital, Relationships, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post

    Refreshingly free of hot air. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    A methodical, occasionally remedial survey of the energy crisis and its possible solutions, Switch fits a subject often treated polemically into a more benign, continuing education mold. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    Switch is possibly the driest and most balanced documentary on the current energy crisis. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy