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Like Father Like Son (1987 film)

Like Father Like Son
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rod Daniel
Produced by Brian Grazer
David Valdes
Written by Steve Bloom
Lorne Cameron
David Hoselton
Starring Kirk Cameron
Dudley Moore
Margaret Colin
Catherine Hicks
Sean Astin
Music by Miles Goodman
Shelly Manne
Cinematography James Crabe
Jack N. Green
Edited by Lois Freeman-Fox
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • October 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)
Running time 96 min.
Country United States
Language English
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),[1] 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.



The movie received negative reviews.[2] [3]

Box office

The movie debuted at No. 2 behind Fatal Attraction.[4]



  1. ^ "Da grande (1988)".  
  2. ^ "'"Film: Dudley Moore In 'Like Father Like Son.  
  3. ^ "Like Father Like Son".  
  4. ^ "Weekend Box Office".  

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