Like Father, Like Son (1987)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Oct 2, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Dr. Jack Hammond (Dudley Moore) is a noted heart surgeon whose personality is switched with his teenage son Chris (Kirk Cameron) in this uninspired comedy. The ingestion of a brain transference serum is the catalyst for the comic catastrophe and the confusion that follows. Sean Astin and Patrick O'Neal co-star with Margaret Colin and Catherine Hicks. A decent idea for a comedy that has since been done better in Brian Gilbert's 1988 comedy Vice Versa starring Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold.

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adolescence, family, identity-switch, potion, role-switching, surgery, teenagers