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Vice Versa

Vice Versa finds Judge Reinhold, a tony Chicago department store exec named Marshall, and his junior high school age son, Charlie (Fred Savage), ending up with each other's personalities after they both touch a mystical oriental skull.

Vice Versa finds Judge Reinhold, a tony Chicago department store exec named Marshall, and his junior high school age son, Charlie (Fred Savage), ending up with each other’s personalities after they both touch a mystical oriental skull.

Reinhold is in his element acting like an 11-year-old more interested in heavy metal rock and his pet frog than girls and other yucky things. The store’s chief honcho is ready to fire him, but his fellow execs, all coveting his job, are relishing his antics.

Things get a bit too sappy, though, with his lovestruck girlfriend, Sam (Corinne Bohrer); the more immature he acts, the more enamored she becomes.

It is really Savage, best known for his role as the little boy in The Princess Bride, who is particularly winsome as the smart-alecky Dad stuck in his kid’s pint-size body. Except for the overuse of profanity for Savage’s character, this is fun family fare.

Vice Versa

  • Production: Columbia. Director Brian Gilbert; Producer Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais; Screenplay Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais; Camera King Baggot; Editor David Garfield; Music David Shire; Art Director Jim Schoppe
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 98 MIN.
  • With: Judge Reinhold Fred Savage Corinne Bohrer Swoosie Kurtz David Proval Jane Kaczmarek
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