Freaky Friday (1995 film)

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Freaky Friday
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Produced by Joan Van Horn
Written by Stu Krieger
Mary Rodgers
Starring Shelley Long
Gaby Hoffmann
Music by James McVay
Lisa Harlow Stark
Cinematography Russ T. Alsobrook
Edited by Henk Van Eeghen
Release dates
  • May 6, 1995 (1995-05-06)
Country United States
Language English

Freaky Friday is a 1995 television film based on the novel Freaky Friday.


A mother, Ellen, (Shelley Long) and daughter Annabelle (Gaby Hoffmann) find it difficult to get along with each other, each professing that the other has no idea what her life is like. A pair of magical amulets causes the two of them to switch bodies for a day, after which they have reached a better understanding of each other.

Among many changes from the original, this version of the story has diving instead of waterskiing as Annabelle's main hobby, which again plays a big role in the film's climax. Also, in the original (and the book), Ellen and Bill are married and Bill is Annabelle's dad, whereas in this adaptation, Ellen is a single mom and Bill is her new beau.

Supporting cast[edit]

In addition to the leads Shelley Long, Gaby Hoffmann, and Alan Rosenberg (as Ellen's boyfriend Bill), the film features several notable actors in supporting and cameo roles: Eileen Brennan as Annabelle's principal, Carol Kane as twin sister teachers, Drew Carey as a government-paid repo man, Sandra Bernhard as an impatient fashion retailer, Jackie Hoffman as the swim team coach, Andrew Keegan as Annabelle's love interest Luke, and Marla Sokoloff as the school's resident Queen Bee.

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