Double Switch (1987)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Disney's Double Switch stars George Newbern and....George Newbern. The plot revolves around a teenaged rock idol named Bartholomew (Newbern #1). Trapped by his celebrity, Bartholomew finds a way out when he meets the geeky winner of a Bartholomew lookalike contest (Newbern #2). In the tradition of The Prince and the Pauper, the two teens trade places, then refuse to go back to their true identities because they're having too much fun. A very young Elizabeth Shue costars as the "other" Bartholomew's girlfriend. Double Switch originated as the January 4, 1987 episode of TV's Disney Sunday Movie.

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fame, identity-switch, lookalike, rock-star, idol, lifestyle, role-switching, trading