Like Father Like Son


Action / Comedy / Fantasy

IMDb Rating 5.2 10 5591

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January 14, 2021 at 09:04 PM



Sean Astin as Clarence / Trigger
Bonnie Bedelia as Lady with Gum in Hair
Margaret Colin as Ginnie Armbruster
Armin Shimerman as Trigger's Dad
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914.93 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
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1.66 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 66 / 72

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by view_and_review 2 / 10

Vice Versa was Better

In 1976 there was Freaky Friday. This movie came out in 1987 and Vice Versa in 1988. I liked both of those better than this.

If you haven't guessed the plot by now then let me apprise you. It is a body swap film. Dr. Jack Hammond (Dudley Moore) accidentally drinks a brain swap serum and ends up trading bodies with his son Chris (Kirk Cameron). Neither of them even try to pretend to be the other as they carry on in different bodies, in different environments, but with the exact same behavior.

The monumental difference between this movie and Vice Versa (starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage) is that in Vice Versa the son was a 10-year-old-boy. It's actually funnier, and in some ways adorable, to see a kid that young attempting to be an adult. Even if he's tries his best he's going to fail.

In this movie, the son is seventeen so he has an inkling of what it takes to be an adult, or he can at least fake it. Chris not only doesn't try to be adult for the sake of his father, he actually regresses. I mean that he was acting more immature in his adult body than he did in his teenage body. I find nothing funny about a seventeen-year-old acting like he's ten.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 5 / 10

Each Other's Lives

Like Father Like Son was made at the height of Kirk Cameron's bubblegum popularity as teen idol, courtesy of his television series Growing Pains which was dominating the ratings in 1987. Cameron was just getting into his fundamentalist religion kick so the script couldn't be too naughty.

As it is it's a mildly amusing comedy of the Freaky Friday vein, only this time it's a father and son, Kirk's father in this case being Dudley Moore. Kirk's your typical teenage kid, just looking for a good time and not too serious. Moore is a very serious and respected surgeon who would like to be the new chief of staff at his hospital to replace Patrick O'Neal's whose recommendation on a replacement will probably make or break a candidate.

Kirk's got some troubles of his own in the form of shapely Camille Cooper who's hitting on him. She's the girl friend of jock Micah Grant who hates Kirk and his friend Sean Astin.

In fact Astin's archaeologist uncle is the cause of all the problems that Moore and Cameron face. The uncle Bill Morrison has come back from a dig at the Navajo reservation with a body transference medicine that Astin thinks would be worth a few laughs, even experimenting with a dog and cat on it. But when the maid thinks it's a condiment and Moore and Cameron use it on the spaghetti, strange things happen.

Each lives about 36 hours in the other's bodies and the other's lives and generally make a mess of it. If you've seen both versions of Freaky Friday you've got a general idea of what's going to happen.

The film did reasonably well at the box office though it failed to make Cameron a movie star. That didn't happen until Kirk started playing on the Christian film circuit. Moore and Cameron and Astin work well together and it's still mildly amusing.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 3 / 10


Chris Hammond (Kirk Cameron) struggles in class. He has a crush on self- obsessed Lori Beaumont despite her giant boyfriend. His best friend Trigger (Sean Astin)'s uncle Earl is working on a brain transference serum derived from a native American potion. Chris and his father Dr. Jack Hammond (Dudley Moore) accidentally take it and switch bodies. Jack is a head hospital surgeon. Dr. Amy Larkin (Catherine Hicks) is a crusader working under him. His boss Dr. Larry Armbruster has flirtatious wife Ginnie (Margaret Colin). Father and son have to live with the switch until they can find uncle Earl.

The characters are not that appealing and the story has nothing new. It's all rather bland and unlikeable. Chris is not nice and his taste is rather superficial in all aspects. Trigger is even worst. They should have gone all out as wild crazy guys although I doubt Cameron is capable. Jack is not much better and borders on boring. Switching from one unappealing character to the other does nothing to make it good. It definitely does not make it funny. The father letting the son work at the hospital amounts to callous malpractice. It's bad mindless writing. This is actually anti-funny.

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