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Ellen Barkin stars in this mystical comedy about a detestable male chauvinist temporarily reincarnated into the body of a woman. Steve Brooks Perry King foolishly accepts an invite for an evening of debauchery from three former girlfriends, and thinks he's got it made when he shows up to find them waiting for him in a hot tub. Eager to exact revenge on the scoundrel, the women proceed to drown him, and Steve is cast into a purgatory in which two unseen voices are deciding whether to send him to heaven or hell. ...
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Ellen Barkin stars in this mystical comedy about a detestable male chauvinist temporarily reincarnated into the body of a woman. Steve Brooks Perry King foolishly accepts an invite for an evening of debauchery from three former girlfriends, and thinks he's got it made when he shows up to find them waiting for him in a hot tub. Eager to exact revenge on the scoundrel, the women proceed to drown him, and Steve is cast into a purgatory in which two unseen voices are deciding whether to send him to heaven or hell. Steve is given one chance to save himself from damnation -- if he can find a woman alive who actually liked him. To complicate his task and teach him a lesson, Steve is reincarnated as a sexy woman Barkin, just the type who would have been the target of his cheesy advances. Sloppily adjusting to his new body, Steve now Barkin tells people he is the sister of the missing Steve Brooks, and begins working at his old advertising agency as a means toward completing his arduous task. As Steve's sister, he also enlists the help of his best friend, Walter Jimmy Smits, despite the complication that Walter is noticeably attracted to the woman he has become. Steve's homophobia -- and several of his other hateful traits -- are put to the test. ~ Derek Armstrong
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Ellen Barkin was born to play a foul-mouthed lady killer whom everyone hates. Or, at least, that's the impression one gets from Blake Edwards' Switch, in which Barkin uncannily captures the swaggering insensitivity of a handsome jerk, making for a succession of funny scenes that keeps the film moving. She looks like she puts on her makeup with a trowel and brushes her hair with a rake -- appropriate for a reincarnated man who never paid attention to women's needs, so he should have no hope of knowing how to act like one. Barkin is raw, crass, and funny. Edwards' last successful comedy bears his usual screwball trademarks, and it is typically unsentimental until a pat ending that lets the former Steve Brooks off the hook too easily, and in too contrived a manner. Until right at the end, he doesn't markedly improve his behavior, even though he is purportedly learning lessons while seeing through the eyes of his former prey. His treatment of Lorraine Bracco's lesbian character is especially harsh and unresolved, such that it goes beyond mere characterization and hints at a deeper meanness embedded into the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/1993
  • UPC: 026359055034
  • Original Release: 1991
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ellen Barkin Amanda Brooks
Jimmy Smits Walter Stone
JoBeth Williams Margo Brofman
Lorraine Bracco Sheila Faxton
Perry King Steve Brooks
Tony Roberts Arnold Friedkin
Lysette Anthony Liz
Bruce Payne Devil
Victoria Mahoney Felicia
Basil Hoffman Higgins
Catherine Keener Steve's Secretary
Kevin Kilner Dan Jones
David Gale Doctor
Téa Leoni Dream Girl
Jacquelyn Rene Moen Girl at City Grille
Michelle Reese Party Guest
Diana Chesney Mrs. Wetherspoon
James Harper Lieutenant Laster
Lauren Lloyd
David Wohl Attorney Caldwell
John La Fayette Sgt. Phillips
Jim J. Bullock The Psychic
Joe Flood Mac the Guard
Emma Walton Fur Protestor
Lou Eppolito Al the Guard
Yvette Freeman Mae the Maid
Dennis Paladino Duke
Rick Aiello Wiseguy at Duke's
F. William Parker Barber
Ben Hartigan Minister
Robert Clotworthy Bailiff
Jessie Jones Arnold's Secretary
Savant Tanney Judge Harcrow
Virginia Morris Assistant District Attorney
Patricia Clipper Girl in Elevator
Robert Elias Photographer
Michelle Wong Photo Assistant
Marti Muller Woman Client
Mindy Lawson F&B Model
Kimberly Oja F&B Model
Teri Gold F&B Model
Lily Mariye Nurse
William Shockley Party Guest
Jennie Nauman Party Guest
Annette Quinn Party Guest
Dena Burton Party Guest
Alana Silvani Girl at City Grille
Karen Medak Saleswoman
Tracy Lambert Store Model
Taunie Vrenon Store Model
Michael Badalucco Hard Hat
Greg Barnett Thug at Duke's
Fred Lerner Thug at Duke's
Jay R. Goldenberg Sardi's Maitre d'
Jim Lovelett Jogger
Faith Minton Nancy the Bouncer
Rebecca Wood Gay Club Patron
Linda Dona Gay Club Patron
Helena Apothaker Gay Club Waitress
Molly Okuneff Little Girl
Elena Statheros Girl at Aiko's
Barbara Schillaci Mental Patient
Robert Towers Mental Patient
Tony Genaro Mental Patient
Ross Brittain Morning DJ
Linda Gary Voice Only
Richard Provost Voice Only
Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director, Screenwriter
Tony Adams Producer
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Joe Dunne Stunts
John Franco Jr. Set Decoration/Design
Sandy Getzler Art Director
Gail Levin Casting
Alan Levine Production Manager
Lauren Lloyd Casting
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Rodger Maus Production Designer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Pergament Editor
Trish Caroselli Rintels Associate Producer
Patrick Wachsberger Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    a man turning into a woman ouch!

    so a man who's a comlpete womanizer gets shot but instead of dying he wakes up one morning as a woman now he has to learn what its like living in a woman's world one of those good comedies about body switching funny if a man could be a woman now thats funny!

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