Like Father Like Son (1987 film)
|Like Father Like Son|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rod Daniel|
|Produced by||Brian Grazer
|Written by||Steve Bloom
|Music by||Miles Goodman
Jack N. Green
|Edited by||Lois Freeman-Fox|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|Box office||$34,377,585 (USA)|
Like Father Like Son is a 1987 comedy film starring Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore. This film has a similar premise to but is not a direct remake of the 1976 classic Disney film Freaky Friday. The film is one of four body swap comedies to appear in the space of a year; the others were the Italian film Da grande (1987), 18 Again! (1988) and Vice Versa (1988). The blockbuster Big had a similar premise as well. Shortly thereafter, Dream a Little Dream (1989) also had a body swap theme involving teenagers.
Chris Hammond (Kirk Cameron) is a high school senior. He's an average student, a decent track team participant, and likes a girl at school who happens to be dating a jock. His father Jack (Dudley Moore), a surgeon, wants him to get into an Ivy League school to study pre-med. Chris' friend Trigger (Sean Astin) has an uncle who had experimented with body-switching potions, and helps Jack and Chris switch brains.
- Kirk Cameron as Chris Hammond
- Dudley Moore as Jack Hammond
- Margaret Colin as Ginnie Armbruster
- Catherine Hicks as Dr. Amy Larkin
- Patrick O'Neal as Dr. Larry Armbruster
- Sean Astin as Clarence / Trigger
- Camille Cooper as Lori Beaumont
- Micah Grant as Rick Anderson, Lori's Boyfriend
- Bill Morrison as Trigger's Uncle Earl
- Skeeter Vaughan as Medicine Man
- Larry Sellers as Navajo Helper
- Tami David as Navajo Girl
- Maxine Stuart as Phyllis, Hammonds' Housekeeper
- David Wohl as Dr. Roger Hartwood
- Michael Horton as Dr. Mike O'Donald
- Autograph - "Dance All Night"
- Autograph - "She Never Looked That Good for Me"
- Marc Jordan - "I Ching"
- The Fabulous Thunderbirds - "It Comes to Me Naturally"
- Omar & the Howlers - "Hard Times in the Land of Plenty"
- Wang Chung - "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
- Aerosmith - "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
- Ramones - "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"
- Mötley Crüe - "All in the Name of..."
- Mötley Crüe - "Wild Side"
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